OGC GATEWAY REVIEW
The Reviewers recognised the complexity of the
project and awarded the project overall Amber with a number of
recommendations to be carried out before the next OGC Gateway
The reviewers found that, "the Project
is facing a number conflicting pressures. On the one hand there
is a clear commitment and imperative to deliver a solution quickly,
while on the other hand the users experience of the interim and
temporary ILP solutions, suggest a more measured approach and
timescale to be appropriate". Stakeholders were, however,
generally in agreement that, "it [the project] has got to
be right and not rushed in order to sustain credibility".
The project team will need to manage this tension.
The reviewers found a number of examples of
good practice in the area of governance and project management
arrangements, risk awareness, understanding among stakeholders
of the objectives and need for ILPs. It also found that the Process
Definition Document "clearly articulates the technical environment
and challenges facing the Project and provides a good platform
to informs discussion about technical options".
Twelve recommendations were madethree
green and nine amber. They can be summarised as:
updating and refining the Business
Plan to take account of wider benefits realisation than in the
the development of a robust communications
strategy to ensure stakeholder "buy-in" to the new processes;
to obtain clear expert advice on
the security issues; and
the need to ensure that sources of
funding are secured for 2007-08 before procurement commences.