According to its creators, project canvas is a visual tool that improves communication in project teams and provides a simplified project overview. It is made for project facilitators and project management professionals who seek to simplify the challenge of project communication – before, in and after project execution:
Project kickstart: pitching and project initiation.
Project overview: project briefing and status.
Project management: task assignment and project progress.
Project Canvas gives users a common communication framework for all bodies involved in the project process. Thus, decreasing changes of misunderstandings – and hereby wasted money and time – among everyone involved in the project.
A project has an extraordinary amounts of facets, which Project Canvas simplifies and makes easier to understand by decreasing features and focus on the macro-level of the project.
Project Canvas is built on the basis of studying the similarities in the popular project management methodologies: PRINCE2, PMI and Scrum. The following 12 elements was chosen after both qualitative and quantitative comparison and empirical prototyping with both small (1-4 people) and large (12-50 people) project organizations: purpose, scope, success criteria, outcome, team, stakeholders, users, resources, constraints, risks, milestones and actions. The visual representation is inspired by the well-known and widely used Business Model Canvas and Game Plan.
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