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Project governance

All capital projects requiring IT change follow an agreed project governance, based on an eight stage process with gateway reviews at each stage, where authorisation to proceed is required before the project can continue to the next stage.

The purpose of a gateway review is to make sure the Project Board or relevant governance forum, has enough information to evaluate the success of the current stage, assess the actual progress of the project against its planned progress and to verify that the business justification used to initiate the project is still valid. 

If the Project Board is able to successfully evaluate, assess and verify to its satisfaction, it can approve the commencement of the next stage of the project.

These pages provide detailed information and support material for any person who is involved in a capital project, as well as template documents, for Project Managers and the Programme Management Office.

The stages

  1. Project Mandate
  2. Business Case
  3. Project Initiation Documentation
  4. Detailed Design
  5. Build and Test
  6. Transition
  7. Early Life Support
  8. Closure
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