Phase Gates and Major Activities

Phase Gates are official quality checkpoints within a project that guide the project through the various phases, and approve the assignment or release of project resources. They also serve as a guideline for projects that either stand up a new IT Service or Product, or deliver a significant user-affecting enhancement to an existing Service or Product.

Purpose
Ensure the health, success, and efficiency of projects by:

  • Validating that all project pre-requisites for the preceding phase have been completed.
  • Ensuring project and service artifacts are ready for approval by the sponsor or project steering committee.
  • Informing the sponsor and project steering committee of key project milestone points.

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