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G-12 Project Start

Business Objective: Declare the start of the project. This gate is used to kick-off finalization of the feature set and project strategy.

Owner: Project Sponsor

Review Board: N/A

Requirements:

 

ID

Description

Supplier

Receiver

Criteria

G12.R1

Project Sponsor

 

 

          Assigned

G12.R2

Project Manager

 

 

          Assigned

G-11 Project Strategy Lock-Down

Business Objective: Approved set of features and project strategy

Owner: Project Manager

Review Board: Project Sponsor, Project Manager, Contracting Organization(s), Performing Organization(s)

Requirements:

 

ID

Description

Supplier

Receiver

Criteria

G11.R1

Market Requirements for Scope of Work

Contracting Organization(s)

Performing Organization(s)

          Feature description reviewed and approved

G11.R2

High-level effort estimate

Performing Organization(s)

Contracting Organization(s)

          Quick quote estimate available

G11.R3

Project Strategy

Project Sponsor(s)

          Contracting Organization(s)

          Performing Organization(s)

          Project Strategy

     Timeline

     R&D budget

     Affordability %

     Releases to be included

     Anchor objectives

G11.R4

G-11, G-10 and G-6 Review Board

Project Manager

Review Board

          Assigned

G11.R5

Previous Gates Passed

Project Manager

Review Board

          Documented evidence that G-12 and G-11 requirements have been satisfied

G11.R6

Management Review:

     Project Strategy Decision

Review Board

          Contracting Organization(s)

          Performing Organization(s)

          Approved strategy

 

G-10 Requirements Scope Lock-Down

Business Objective: Approve the scope of work for which the organization will commit to develop requirements.

Owner: Project Manager

Review Board: Project Sponsor, Project Manager, Contracting Organization(s), Performing Organization(s)

Requirements:

 

ID

Description

Supplier

Receiver

Criteria

G10.R1

Initial portfolio scope

Contracting Organization(s)

Performing Organization(s)

          Reviewed & approved

G10.R2

Project resource plan

Performing Organization(s)

Contracting Organization(s)

          Preliminary resource plan

G10.R3

Business plan impact assessment

Contracting Organization(s)

Project Sponsor

          Adjusted for high-level scope

G10.R4

Previous gates passed

Project Manager

Review Board

          Documented evidence that G-10 requirements have been satisfied

G10.R5

Management Review:

     Project Scope Selection Decision

Review Board

          Project Manager

          Contracting Organization(s)

          Performing Organization(s)

          Consistent with the organizationís ability to deliver

 

 

G-9 Definition Phase Plan Approved

Business Objective: Approve the plan to execute the definition phase so that the projectís business requirements (scope, timeframe and cost) are met.

Owner: Project Manager

Review Board: Project Sponsor, Project Manager, Contracting Organization(s), Performing Organization(s)

Requirements:

 

ID

Description

Supplier

Receiver

Criteria

G9.R1

Plan for the Definition Phase

Project Manager

          Contracting Organization(s)

          Performing Organization(s)

For Definition Phase:

     Detailed schedule

     Resource/cost assigned

     Capital budget developed

     Risk plan developed

     Scope defined

     Quality plan defined

     Configuration management plan defined

     Communication plan defined

 

 

G-8 System Requirements Definition Approved

Business Objective: Approval of the system requirements definition(s) by the Contracting Organization(s).

Owner: Project Manager

Review Board: Project Manager, Contracting Organization(s), Performing Organization(s)

Requirements:

 

ID

Description

Supplier

Receiver

Criteria

G8.R1

System requirements specification

Requirements function of the PO(s)

Contracting Organization(s)

          Inspected, approved and baselined

 

 

 

G-7 Lock-Down Level Estimates Complete

Business Objective: Completion of the estimates and scope refinement necessary for Lock-Down.

Owner: Project Manager

Review Board: Project Manager, Contracting Organization(s), Allocation Function of the Performing Organization(s), Development Function of the Performing Organization(s)

Requirements:

 

ID

Description

Supplier

Receiver

Criteria

G7.R1

Estimation documentation

Allocation function of the Performing Organization(s)

Development function of the Performing Organization(s)

          Allocated requirements, system interface and other information necessary to perform estimation has passed design review

G7.R2

Refined resource estimates

Performing Organization(s)

          Contracting Organization(s)

          Development function of the PO(s)

          Meets risk criteria necessary for Lock-Down

G7.R3

Final portfolio scope

Contracting Organization(s)

Performing Organization

          Reviewed and approved, up to 100% of allocated affordability

G7.R4

WBS

Development function of the PO(s)

Project Manager

          High-level


 

 G-6 Project Lock-Down

Business Objective: Obtain commitment between the Performing Organization(s) and the Contracting Organization(s) for the delivery of a defined project scope of work within a defined timeframe. (This scope is a refinement of the G-10 scope/plan).

Owner: Project Manager

Review Board: Project Sponsor, Project Manager, Contracting Organization(s), Service Organization

Requirements:

 

ID

Description

Supplier

Receiver

Criteria

G6.R1

Project plan (High-level) with sufficient information to demonstrate the ability to deliver on the commitment

Project Manager

          Contracting Organization(s)

          Performing Organization(s)

          High-level schedule developed through GA

          Resource/cost profiles developed through GA

          Capital budget approved

          Risk plan developed

          Scope defined

          Quality plan defined

          Configuration management plan defined

          Communication plan defined

G6.R2

Deployment Plan

Contracting Organization(s)

Performing Organization(s)

          FOA site(s) selected

          CRO criteria defined

          Cross product test traceability for system features developed

          Hardware requirements identified

          HW/SW configurations to be deployed defined

          Features to be deployed identified

G6.R3

Service Plan

Performing Organization(s)

          Service Organization

          Training Organization

          Deployment tool impacts identified

          Product training requirements defined

          Documentation requirements  defined

G6.R4

Business plan impact assessment

Contracting Organization(s)

Project Sponsor

          Adjusted for final scope

G6.R5

G-4, G-2 and G-0  Review Boards

Project Manager

Review Board

          Assigned

G6.R6

Previous gates passed

Project Manager

Review Board

          Documented evidence that G-9, G-8, G-7 and G-6 requirements have been satisfied

G6.R7

Management Review:

     Project Scope/ Cost/Schedule Commitment

Review Board

          Project Manager

          Contracting Organization(s)

          Performing Organization(s)

          Consistent with high-level plan

 

 

G-5 Detailed Plans Complete

Business Objective: Approval of the detailed project plan and commitment of appropriate resources to execute the plan.

Owner: Project Manager

Review Board: Project Sponsor, Project Manager, Performing Organization(s)

Requirements:

 

ID

Description

Supplier

Receiver

Criteria

G5.R1

Project plan (Detailed)  with sufficient information to detail the assignment of work to achieve the commitment

Development function of the PO(s)

Project Manager

    G-6 High-level plan plus:

     Detailed schedule

     Resources assigned

G5.R2

Allocated requirements

Allocation function of the PO(s)

Development function of the PO(s)

          Inspected and traceable to system requirements

G5.R3

System Interface Specification

Allocation function of the PO(s)

Development function of the PO(s)

          Inspected

G5.R4

Product Functional Specifications

Requirements function of the PO(s)

Development function of the PO(s)

          Inspected and traceable to system requirements

 


G-4 Begin Validation

Business Objective: Ensure that the product meets the defined project scope and that the quality of the product is at an acceptable level to proceed to the Validation phase.

Owner: Validation Function of the Performing Organization(s)

Review Board: Project Manager, Validation function of the Performing Organization(s), Development Function of the Performing Organization(s)

Requirements:

 

ID

Description

Supplier

Receiver

Criteria

G4.R1

Product

Development function of the PO(s)

Validation function of the PO(s)

          Contains all defined scope

          Under Configuration Management

G4.R2

Test preparation complete

Validation function of the PO(s)

Validation function of the PO(s)

          Lab configuration complete

          Test tools available

          Test cases available

G4.R3

Development testing results

Development function of the PO(s)

Validation function of the PO(s)

          Agreed upon % run

          Agreed upon % pass

          Agreed upon open problems

G4.R4

System Integration results

Development function of the PO(s)

Validation function of the PO(s)

          Agreed upon % run

          Agreed upon % pass

          Agreed upon open problems

G4.R5

Preliminary product documentation

Development function of the PO(s)

Validation function of the PO(s)

          Install procedures complete

          User documentation available

          Previously known problems documented

          Customer interface changes documented

          Customer feature descriptions documented

G4.R6

Field performance criteria

Performing Organization(s)

Validation function of the PO(s)

          Reviewed and approved

G4.R7

Previous gates passed

Project Manager

Review Board

          Documented evidence that G-5 and G-4 requirements have been satisfied

G4.R8

Management Review:

     Go/No-Go Decision

Review Board

          Project Manager

          Validation function of the PO(s)

 

 

 


G-3 Begin System Certification

Business Objective: Approve release of the product to System Certification Testing.

Owner: Contracting Organization(s)

Review Board: Project Manager, Contracting Organization(s), System Certification Function of the Contracting Organization(s), Validation function of the Performing Organization(s)

Requirements:

 

 

ID

Description

Supplier

Receiver

Criteria

G3.R1

System test results

Validation function of the PO(s)

System Certification Function of the CO(s)

          Agreed upon % run

          Agreed upon % pass

          Agreed upon open problems

 

 

G-2 Begin FOA

Business Objective: Approve release of the product for first office application.

Owner: Contracting Organization(s)

Review Board: Project Sponsor, Project Manager, Contracting Organization(s), System Certification Function of the Contracting Organization(s), Performing Organization(s), Validation function of the Performing Organization(s), Service Organization

Requirements:

 

ID

Description

Supplier

Receiver

Criteria

G2.R1

Product & documentation

Development function of the PO(s)

Contracting Organization(s)

          SQA approved FOA release package

G2.R2

Product & user documentation test results

Validation function of the PO(s)

Contracting Organization(s)

          100% run

          100% pass

          No P1/P2 problems

G2.R3

Certification test results

System Certification Function of the CO(s)

Contracting Organization(s)

          100% complete

          No P1/P2 problems

G2.R4

IDP

Contracting Organization(s)

Performing Organization(s)

          Approved by customer

G2.R5

Deployment plan

Contracting Organization(s)

Performing Organization(s)

          CRO criteria defined

G2.R6

Customer site

Contracting Organization(s)

Performing Organization(s)

          Site preparation complete

G2.R7

Service training

Training Organization

          Service Organization

          Contracting Organization(s)

          Pilot training complete for SEs and FEs of the FOA site

G2.R8

Deployment tools

Service Organization

Contracting Organization(s)

          Deployment tool updates complete

G2.R9

Market analysis

Contracting Organization(s)

          Project Manager

          Performing Organization(s)

          Provides an assessment of the pros/cons of moving past this gate

G2.R10

Risk mitigation plan

Contracting Organization(s)

          Project Manager

          Performing Organization(s)

          Addresses any open issues associated with this gate

G2.R11

Previous gates passed

Project Manager

Review Board

          Documented evidence that G-3 and G-2 requirements have been satisfied

G2.R12

Management Review:

     Go/No-Go Decision

Review Board

          Project Manager

          Performing Organization(s)

 

 


G-1 Begin Controlled Rollout (optional)

Business Objective: Approve the release of the product for controlled rollout. This gate is only required when a CRO is planned as an integral phase of the project.

Owner: Contracting Organization(s)

Review Board: Project Sponsor, Project Manager, Contracting Organization(s), Performing Organization(s), Service Organization

Requirements:

 

ID

Description

Supplier

Receiver

Criteria

G1.R1

Customer site

Contracting Organization(s)

Performing Organization(s)

          Site preparation complete

          Site meets CRO criteria

G1.R2

FOA test results

Performing Organization(s)

Contracting Organization(s)

          100% run

          100% pass

          No P1/P2 problems

G1.R3

IDP

Contracting Organization(s)

Performing Organization(s)

          Approved by customer

G1.R4

Service training

Performing Organization(s)

          Contracting Organization(s)

          Service Organization

          Pilot training complete for SEs and FEs of the CRO site

 

G1.R5

 

Market analysis

Contracting Organization(s)

          Project Manager

          Performing Organization(s)

          Provides an assessment of the pros/cons of moving past this gate

G1.R6

Risk mitigation plan

Contracting Organization(s)

          Project Manager

          Performing Organization(s)

          Addresses any open issues associated with this gate


 

G-0 General Availability    

Business Objective: Approve the release of the product for general availability.

Owner: Contracting Organization(s)

Review Board: Project Sponsor, Project Manager, Contracting Organization(s), Performing Organization(s), Service Organization

Requirements:

 

ID

Description

Supplier

Receiver

Criteria

G0.R1

GA product & documentation

Development function of the PO(s)

Contracting Organization(s)

          SQA approved GA release package

G0.R2

FOA test results

Performing Organization(s)

Contracting Organization(s)

          100% run

          100% pass

          No P1/P2 problems

G0.R3

Deployment plan complete

Contracting Organization(s)

Performing Organization(s)

          All objectives satisfied

G0.R4

GA IDP template

Service Organization

Contracting Organization(s)

          Available

G0.R5

Marketing information

Contracting Organization(s)

Performing Organization(s)

          Final available

G0.R6

Order entry system

Performing Organization(s)

Contracting Organization(s)

          Updated to allow new product to be ordered

G0.R7

Customer training

Training Organization

Contracting Organization(s)

          Customer classes available

G0.R8

Customer acceptance

Contracting Organization(s)

Performing Organization(s)

          All FOA customers

G0.R9

Market analysis

Contracting Organization(s)

          Project Manager

          Performing Organization(s)

          Provides an assessment of the pros/cons of moving past this gate

G0.R10

Risk mitigation plan

Contracting Organization(s)

          Project Manager

          Performing Organization(s)

          Addresses any open issues associated with this gate

G0.R11

Previous gates passed

Project Manager

Review Board

          Documented evidence that G-1 and G-0 requirements have been satisfied

G0.R12

Management Review:

     Go/No-Go Decision

Review Board

          Project Manager

          Contracting Organization(s)

 

   

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