You’re putting together a budget for project that will run over the course of the year. Show how your spending will change over the course of the year. If you don’t have a project in mind, then go with this one:

Your project is to design and deliver powerpoint training for a large, nationally dispersed organisation.

Acceptance criteria

Use a spreadsheet with the following layout. I’ve prepopulated with some typical high-level project phases:

Cost item Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Phase 1: Discovery                        
Item A                        
Item B                        
Phase 2: Design                        
Phase 3: Delivery                        
Total costs £– £– £– £– £– £– £– £– £– £– £– £–

Set the currency of the estimates to match your local currency.


A fixed cost is one that will not change regardless of any other variables (such as the number of people, or the size of the files to be stored).

Wikipedia: Fixed cost