Programme Governance Model
Copyright © Peter Wheelhouse 2014
Gate 3 Entry and Exit Criteria
Change Programme Defined; Approval sought to Run the Programme.
2. Purpose of Gate Review.
To evaluate the Programme Board Baseline components to determine whether, in the light of the detailed analysis & assessments during the Define the Programme stage, there remains a substantive requirement for the Programme in order to meet the aspirations of the Corporate Executive.
The Programme Board will need to ensure that it is familiar with current thinking at the Corporate Board level and with the current business environment, which may have changed during the Define the Programme stage.
If the Programme Board believes that there is still a need for the Programme, they will then evaluate the Programme Board components as to whether they provide sufficient information to be a satisfactory baseline for the Run the Programme stage.
3. Define the Programme Exit Criteria.
The Programme Board Baseline components have been fully and properly developed by the Programme Executive, compliant with the Programme Mandate, Programme Brief and Programme Charter.
The Programme Sponsor & Programme Director are both confident that the Programme Board Baseline Components provide a solid baseline for the Run the Programme stage.
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. Run the Programme Entry Criteria.
3. 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 3 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 Board Baseline and the Programme Executive Baseline, together with the Authority to Proceed (Gate 3) are sufficient in their own right to fully articulate the Programme Boardís intent for the programme.