Gate 0 – Opportunity Evaluation Clear understanding of problem to solve High level business case established Scope set Question to be asked at Gate Should we proceed based upon business objectives?
Gate 1 – Requirements Analysis Detailed business case developed Solution strategy agreed upon Business requirements established Client satisfaction metrics agreed upon and targets set Question to be asked at Gate Are the business requirements fully identified? Can they be supported by the business case?
Gate 1a – Design Design Specification complete High level test, acceptance, and implementation plans established PCIP approval Business case updated – actuals vs. forecast Question to be asked at Gate Does the design meet business requirements? Can it be completed within the constraints set forth in the business case?
Gate 2 – Construction Detailed test, acceptance, and implementation plans Draft user, product, and support documentation Communication and training plans Business case updated – actuals vs. forecast Q uestion to be asked at Gate Is construction complete? Have acceptance criteria been defined?
Gate 3 – Field Trial Testing of new solution complete The solution is ready for full production use Finalized user, product, and support documentation Business case updated – actuals vs. forecast Question to be asked at Gate Does the product function as required?
Gate 4 – Warranty Period Support and sustaining logistics in place Supporting owners agree solution is complete and can be supported Final Business case analysis actuals vs. forecast Benefits realization Question to be asked at Gate Is the product complete? Does it generate the anticipated benefits