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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 organization’s ability to deliver


G-9 Definition Phase Plan Approved

Business Objective: Approve the plan to execute the definition phase so that the project’s 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: 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

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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