Items Status

Items are assigned a status to show their current state in the decision-making process and to help track decisions that have been made.

Items Status Options

Pending

After adding an Item, it is automatically assigned the default status of Pending. The Pending status is used when an Item is under consideration and is waiting for a decision to be made. Once a decision is made the status will change to one of the following status options.

Rejected

The Rejected status is used when an Item has not been accepted and will not be incorporated into the project. The history of a rejected Item is saved and the status can always be changed back to Pending if it is to be reconsidered. The Total Cost Impact for a Rejected Item will not affect the Running Total.

Accepted

The Accepted status is used when an Item has been accepted and will be incorporated into the project at a later date. The Total Cost Impact for an Accepted Item will be included in the Running Total.

Incorporated

The Incorporated status is used when an Item has previously been Accepted and is now reflected in the current Milestone Estimate. The Total Cost Impact for an Incorporated Item should already be included in the Estimate Total so the will not affect the Running Total.

Not Applicable

The Not Applicable status is used when an Item is no longer relevant to the project and is not up for consideration. It can also be used to hide an Item from charts and reports if it is not ready for a decision to be made (e.g. missing or incomplete cost estimate). The Total Cost Impact for a Not Applicable Item will not affect the Running Total.

Not Chosen

The Not Chosen status is a unique status that is only applied to Items with Options. The Not Chosen status is automatically selected for all Options when another Option for the same Item is changed to Accepted. The Total Cost Impact for a Not Chosen Option will not affect the Running Total.