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Gateway Review 1 (GR1) - Business Justification

Reviews are carried out in advance of the key decision points within a project's lifecycle. The key decision points within a project and the associated Gateways are:

  • the project initiation process produces a justification for the project based on business needs and an assessment of the project’s likely costs and potential for success.  This first review comes after the Strategic Business Case has been prepared and before any development proposal goes before a Project Board, executive authority or similar group for authority to proceed
  • the Review focuses on the project’s business justification.  It provides assurance to the Project Board that the proposed approach to meeting the business requirement has been adequately researched and can be delivered.  It also confirms that the benefits to be delivered from the project have been identified at a high level, and that their achievement will be tracked using a defined measurement approach