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Title: IR161-2 - Small Projects Toolkit
Publication Date: 7/1/2001
Product Type: Implementation Resource
Status: Tool
Pages: 106
Highlights the success factors in managing smaller projects. Describes principles according to project phases, from front-end planning through start up and commissioning. Includes other chapters on people, organization, processes, controls, contracts, safety, health, and environment, and IT systems.
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Since 40–50 percent of all industry capital budgets are now spent on small projects, successful small project execution is especially important. Small projects are typically focused on increasing production capacities, improving product quality, improving efficiencies, and maintaining functionality of a plant for continued operation and production.

The general definition of a small project varies significantly throughout the CII membership. Therefore, it is important that users of this Small Projects Toolkit understand that a small project is defined here as one with a total installed cost range of between $100,000 and $2,000,000.

Many of the success factors for execution of small projects are often factors for successful large projects. However, the small projects best practices contained in this guide will most likely require greater emphasis or importance, different timing of implementation, and/or some variation to those same general principles of successful large projects. The Toolkit is a supplement to successful project execution principles with emphasis on the different success factors for small project execution.