Budgeting Variations to Date:
To date the budgeting put forth in Schedule A has not changed from the way it was proposed.
There were some budget variations below the Schedule A level. The Inukshuk portion of the Project Coordinator/Report Writer Position was increased from $1553.13 up to $5553.13 to help cover the significant time commitment that this position requires. To compensate for this change the Multi-Media Preparation budget was reduced from $4000.00 to zero. The Multi Media Preparation position will now be covered under a consultant contract and not from direct Salary and Benefits as originally proposed. Neither of these changes has affected the budgeted values proposed in Schedule A.
As of this report date we are basically on track with expenditures.
Detailed Expenditure List (To Date):
Potential Future Variations:
As the project continues, we may need to ask for some of the Consultant funds to be moved to Direct Salaries & Benefits. However, this is not currently planned, but we can see a scenario where it might become necessary.
Due to start-up delays we got a later than expected start. While this and subsequent ordering delays have resulted in RWSL development being delayed somewhat we have still been able to meet the deadlines for the various project deliverables as originally planned. We are working to mitigate the start-up delays by putting extra time into RWSL development and at this time we expect all project activities and deliverables will be completed before the Final Project Report is due in December. It should be noted that we attempted to foresee such delays by building extra time into each project activity. The delays we have experienced so far still fall within the timing parameters we estimated.
Overall Assessment of how the Project is Proceeding
Current project progress indicates that we should be able to meet our over-all project deadlines with all deliverables in place before December 12, 2008.