Gateway Review 1 Workbook: Business Justification, Version 2.0



About this Workbook

This Workbook supports OGC Gateway Review 1: Business justification. This is the first project Review, which investigates the Strategic Business Case and proposed way forward to confirm that the project is achievable and likely to deliver what is required. The Review checks that: stakeholders approve the intended benefits from the project linkage with programme and organisational objectives is clear the optimum balance of cost, benefits and risk has been identified.

Business justification

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 OGC Gateway™ 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.