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Boundaries process

The goals of this process are to:

  • conclude a stage or tranche in a structured way;
  • prepare for the next tranche or stage.
Indicators Level 2 attributes

 

The principles of managing boundaries between tranches and stages are largely independent of the scale and complexity of the work.

While stages tend to be sequential, tranches typically overlap so that the activities related to boundaries can be chronologically spread out. This should be taken into account when assessing attributes of tranche boundaries.

Description

Phase, tranche and/or stage boundaries are recognised and formal approval is sought before commencing new sections of work.

Close and review previous stage/tranche

Key lessons from earlier stages or tranches are documented.

Stakeholders are informed of the closure of the previous tranche or stage.

Plan next stage/tranche

Stages and tranches are planned using progress information from previous work.

Assemble documentation

Documentation is assembled that will enable the sponsor to make an informed decision about the authorisation of the stage or tranche.

Mobilise

Most resources are mobilised at the start of the work.

Pre-authorisation work

Work that would significantly delay the work if left until authorisation is agreed and performed.

 
Indicators Level 3 attributes

Description

A process for managing tranche and stage boundaries is centrally defined. This is tailored to suit the context of the work.

Close and review previous stage/tranche

A formal review of a tranche or stage is conducted. The tranche or stage is formally closed including any necessary demobilisation.

Lessons learned are added to the organisation’s knowledge management system.

Plan next stage/tranche

Performance metrics and lessons learned from previous stages or tranches are used to refine plans for subsequent stages or tranches.

Assemble documentation

Evidence is provided that demonstrates how performance metrics have been used to improve performance in subsequent stages or tranches.

Mobilise

Care is taken to maximise the efficient use of resources by mobilising them on a stage by stage or tranche by tranche basis.

Pre-authorisation work

Pre-authorisation work is planned and controlled to a level consistent with the rest of the work.

 

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