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Work Package Template

Scope, Agree & Assign Deliverables Using The Work Package Template

Work Package
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What is the Purpose of a Work Package?

A Work Package template is a foundational building block in project management. It is a highly detailed guide that clearly defines what needs to be done, by whom, and by when. Its key purposes include:

  • Clarifying Objectives: Simplifies complicated tasks into digestible sections.

  • Resource Allocation: Helps you distribute resources efficiently.

  • Accountability: Makes team members' roles and responsibilities clear.

  • Monitoring: Allows for real-time progress tracking.

  • Risk Mitigation: Helps identify risks early on and plan accordingly.

  • Quality Assurance: Sets criteria for each deliverable to meet project standards.

Where and When to Use a Work Package?

Ideal For:

  • IT Projects

  • Governance protocols

  • Security protocols

  • Software development cycles

  • Any complex, multi-step project

When to Use:

  • At the beginning of a new project

  • When a project phase requires clear documentation

  • During revisions or scope changes in an ongoing project

What's Inside?

Our Work Package typically includes:

  1. Purpose: Explains the objective of the package.

  2. Background: Provides necessary context or prerequisites.

  3. Scope: Clearly delineates what's in and out of scope.

  4. Deliverables: Lists what needs to be delivered, by when, and under what criteria.

  5. Constraints: Budget, time, and resource limitations.

  6. Dependencies: Explains how this work package interacts with others.

  7. Risks & Mitigations: Outlines potential pitfalls and solutions.

  8. Resources: Lists team members, tools, and materials needed.

  9. Milestones: Highlights key points for progress reporting.

  10. Status Reporting: Describes reporting protocols.

Work Package Example
Work Package Example

Additional Information

  • Approvals: Our Work Package also includes sections for approval, ensuring that all stakeholders are on the same page.

  • Attachments: Supplementary documents, charts, and graphs can be added for further clarity.

Why Choose Our Work Package?

Opting for our Work Package means investing in a tool designed for clarity, efficiency, and successful project outcomes.

Tailored to fit your unique project requirements, our Work Package is the ally you didn't know you needed.


About the author

Hi, I'm Alan, and have been working within the IT sector for over 30 years.

For the last 15 years, I've focused on IT Governance, Information Security, Projects and Service Management across various styles of organisations and markets.

I hold a degree in Information Systems, ITIL Expert certificate, PRINCE2 Practitioner and CISMP (Information Security Management).


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