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Title: IR113-3 - Alignment During Pre-Project Planning: A Key to Project Success, Version 2.1
Publication Date: 12/1/2009
Product Type: Implementation Resource
Status: Tool
Pages: 89
The updated second edition of this popular CII book explains the process of gaining and maintaining alignment, an integral part of the pre-project planning process. Includes the Alignment Thermometer, which can help the project team evaluate and improve its performance. One chapter covers key insights from managers of both owner and contractor organizations.

Version 2.1 introduces Microsoft® Word and Excel versions of the Alignment Thermometer.

NOTE: This publication's accompanying beta software is a proof of concept and is available for informational purposes only.

By downloading or purchasing this publication, you understand and accept that its accompanying software may stop opening or running properly on future platforms and is not supported or maintained by CII.

Both the publication and its software are protected by applicable copyright restrictions as set forth by CII.

Any party interested in adapting this software is invited to contact CII Associate Director for Deployment to discuss licensing.
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Welcome to this second edition of Alignment During Pre-Project Planning: A Key to Project Success. The first edition of this document was developed and written by the Front End Planning Research Team (RT113) and published in 1997. As part of its charter, the Support for Pre-Project Planning Research Team (RT213) decided to review and update all CII pre-project planning documentation including this document. It used materials from the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) Security Study performed by CII in 2003, as well as the collective knowledge of team members. Included in the update are clarification of the methods for using the alignment thermometer, updates to references, references to security and sustainability issues, and minor changes and clarifications throughout. RT213 hopes that these changes improve the usability of the tool.

The 2009 update to version 2.1 provided Word™ and Excel™ versions of the Alignment Thermometer on the compact disc that accompanies this book.