Activity Cost Estimates Template


This one-page Activity Cost Estimates template is developed by a PMP certified project manager. It supports commonly recognized good practices in project cost management. It’s fully editable and ready for use on your project.


The Activity Cost Estimates template is a project document that captures cost estimation information regarding each project activity. Our template also captures information regarding confidence in cost estimate accuracy.

This template is developed to support a wide range of project types and sizes. In support, it:

  • begins with a section that captures relevant project information;
  • provides sections for capturing the following activity information: WBS ID, resource category, assumptions and constraints, estimating method, level of confidence, additional information, and the total cost estimate for each activity; and
  • it prompts the project management to identify any relevant contingency reserves that may be needed to manage risks associated with the activity.

Who Creates the Activity Cost Estimates?

 Typically, the Project Manager is responsible for estimating activity costs. Doing so often accounts for the input of various project team members, other stakeholders, and the project sponsor.

What Are the Inputs?

There are numerous inputs to developing activity cost estimates, including the cost management plan, cost breakdown structure, and resource management plan.

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