We have created a template to identify the following impacts:
- People Impacts
- Process Impacts
- Data Impacts
- Organisational Impacts
- Training Impacts
- Logistical Impacts
- External Impacts
- Infrastructure Impacts
- Other Application Impacts
- Other Impacts
If other categories of impact are identified for a project they should be included.
We need to identify what is the impact without necessarily
quantifying the impact. If you can quantify the impact that
is even better. For example, if the impact is that data needs
to be cleaned up, it is useful to know how much. We also need
to identify who will feel the impact, how it will be addressed,
who will address the impact, and when it needs to be completed.
The impact assessment will be revisited later in the project however it may be worth starting some work now. If for example, data needs to be cleaned up, action should start immediately.