Programme Governance Model
Copyright © Peter Wheelhouse 2014
Gate 2 Entry and Exit Criteria
Change Programme Initiated; Approval sought to define Programme.
2. Purpose of Gate Review.
To evaluate the Programme Brief and Programme Charter as to whether they provide sufficient information to be a satisfactory baseline for the Define Programme stage, conformant to the Programme Mandate.
3. Initiate the Programme Exit Criteria.
The Programme Brief & Programme Charter have been fully and properly developed by the Programme Sponsor & Programme Director, compliant with the Programme Mandate.
The Programme Sponsor & Programme Director are both confident that the Programme Brief & Programme Charter provide a solid baseline for the Define stage of the Programme.
The Programme Sponsor & Programme Director both affirm 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. Define the Programme Entry Criteria.
The Programme Executive members have been identified and are available for appointment:
The Programme Sponsor and the Programme Director accept that the Programme Brief & Programme Charter are a clear & fully articulated baseline for the Define stage of the Programme and that the Authority to Proceed (Gate 2) properly provides them with the Authority to start & complete the define 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 2 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 Brief, Programme Charter and Authority to Proceed (Gate 2) are sufficient in their own right to fully articulate the Programme Boardís intent for the programme.