A Executive Governance Committee (EGC) is a group of people, including executives, that have a stake in project delivery and govern project management best practices.
Project Gating: The process that allows us to check due diligence during the project life cycle. This process is part of governance. All EGC projects shall follow the gating process.
Project Certification: A series of formal declarations to the State Controller - throughout the Gate process and project life-cycle – indicating that a project has met performance standards aligned with Governance criteria. Official review is done during Gate3. Although Gate4 is mandatory for EGC projects, it is not part of project certification.
The completion of all gates is mandatory for all EGC projects.
Who does it apply to?
Project Certification is not just for Major projects.
Any project, independent of size, with high risk implications either for security, architecture or implementation will require Project Certification.
IV&V is the independent verification and validation of activities performed during the project life cycle by an independent vendor. The need to have IV&V for a project is prescribed during gate1 meeting. Criteria:
Major projects that have high ratings in architecture, security and implementation require IV&V.
Major projects that were approved as an 'exception' or which OIT expressed strong concern and rated high on architecture, and security required IV&V.
Major projects that have high risk in architecture and security and are interdependent with another project that required IV&V.
Gates Criteria:All projects, independent of size, that are high risk on architecture, security or implementation are required to pass all gates.
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