Programme Governance Model
Copyright © Peter Wheelhouse 2014
Gate 1 Entry and Exit Criteria
Change Programme Identified; Approval sought to initiate Programme.
2. Purpose of Gate Review.
For the Programme Board to confirm that:
3. Identify the Programme Exit Criteria.
The Programme Mandate has been fully and properly developed by the Programme Sponsor, compliant with the Authority to Proceed (Gate 0) and Corporate Business Strategy.
The Programme Sponsor is confident that the Programme Mandate provides a solid baseline for the Initiate stage of the Programme.
The Programme Sponsor is confident that there is no requirement to refer the Programme back to the Corporate Executive for revision to either the Authority to Proceed (Gate 0) or to the Corporate Business Strategy or to both.
4. Initiate the Programme Entry Criteria.
The Programme Director, if not the same person as the Programme Sponsor, is identified and available for appointment.
The Programme Sponsor and the Programme Director accept that the Programme Mandate is a clear & fully articulated baseline for the Initiate stage of the Programme and that the Authority to Proceed (Gate 1) properly provides them with the Authority to start & complete the Initiate stage of the programme.
The Programme Board is satisfied that:
5. Next Steps.
There are 3 options for Next Steps:
Note: How the Programme Board decides on the Next Steps and whether it is by unanimous, majority or chairís directive will depend on the specific organisation and upon its corporate governance rules.
6. Audit Trail.
It is imperative for proper governance that the proceedings and decision of the Gate 1 review are minuted, including particularly any dissenting opinions with regard to decisions taken, and that these minutes are securely stored for future reference.
It is possible that some of the minutes may be highly sensitive and may be subject to strict confidentiality constraints, which may exclude even Programme Executive members from seeing them in their entirety, but the Programme Board members will need to be of sufficient seniority & clearance to be privy to the unredacted minutes.
If the minutes are too highly sensitive for wider access, the Programme Board will need to decide whether a redacted version of the minutes should be made available or whether the Programme Mandate and Authority to Proceed (Gate 1) are sufficient in their own right to fully articulate the Programme Boardís intent for the programme.