A key decision on any project is the extent to which project management methods should be applied. The Project Sizing Calculator can guide your decision on the extent to which you should apply the QNPM Framework to your Project.
The Calculator is based on nine questions developed to determine project size and complexity in the public sector. Note that there are many other factors to take into account, including the level of risk, technology requirements, number of stakeholders, and the skill level of the project team.
Complete all 9 questions, and then click on the button “Calculate Project Size.” The calculator will determine if you have a small, medium, or large project and recommend the extent to which you use the QNPM Framework.
After taking all factors into account, make a rational decision on the most suitable way to manage your project. However, if your project is cross-agency, whole-of-government, or involves more than one tier of government, seriously consider using the QNPM Framework to the fullest extent.
Please Note: This tool is only a guide, and specific project requirements need to be taken into account that may cause you to over-ride the initial assessment arrived at using the Project Sizing Calculator.
This tool is adapted from the Government of Tasmania’s tool, which can be found at