Project Manager: Onboarding Checklist for Existing Project


List: Name, Role, Department, Email, Telephone

Roles: Sponsor, Decision-Maker, SME 


— Salience: power, urgency, legitimacy

— leading, supportive, neutral, resistant, (unaware)

— Power/Interest, Influence/Impact

Procurement / Partner


Time & Scope

Milestones & Deadlines

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Backlog Prioritization: Dimensions for Business Value / Impact

The prioritization of backlog items is one of a product owner’s / project manager’s main tasks. However, it can be very difficult to develop an objective methodology. One example – I have used in different variations – is following:

For each dimensions there can be max 5 point. The business value is the (weighted) sum of the dimensions:

  • Sales: mainly financial motives etc.
  • Customer: increasing the customer satisfaction, keeping customers etc.
  • Digital: innovative, disruptive, competitive advantages etc.
  • Efficiency: operational wins

Security Awareness Planning Kit

And here’s a Security Awareness Planning Kit, if you ever wanted one (I did!):

Example Project Charter: Project Charters are the first step in planning any large-scale project or initiative. This covers the key elements of a Project Charter for a new Security Awareness Program.
Example Project Plan: A detailed example of what a complete Project Plan can look like for a comprehensive Security Awareness Program.
Presentation: Slide deck to help you gain leadership’s support for your security awareness program.
Metrics Matrix: This interactive matrix identifies and documents numerous ways to measure security behaviors, culture and strategic impact of your security awareness program.
Phishing Planning Guide: This strategic guide walks you through the key elements of planning a successful phishing program.
Maturity Model: The Security Awareness Maturity Model is a key part of planning and communicating your awareness program. Both the model and a detailed breakdown of each stage is provided in your planning kit.
Annual Program Schedule: These templates provide examples of how you can visually document your overall security awareness plan.
SANS Security Awareness Report: This annual data driven report enables you to benchmark your program against other organizations and prioritize your resources and initiatives.
Working from Home Deployment Kit: Everything you need to quickly plan and deploy a Work from Home security awareness training program. Includes a strategic planning guide, training videos and additional materials in over thirty languages.