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Gateway Reviews - Review Reports

At the conclusion of a review the Programme/Project SRO will be provided with a Review Report summarising key findings and recommendations.

The report will contain:

  • a summary of findings, including an overall delivery confidence RAG rating
  • key recommendations, categorised by urgency
  • suggested timing of the next Gateway review.

Delivery Confidence

The overall Gateway RAG (Red/Amber/Green) status in a review report is based on an assessment of delivery confidence. Under this model the review team provides a statement of their view of the project/programme's ability to deliver outcomes and benefits against its agreed objectives, and considers whether the initiative will deliver to time, cost, scope and quality.

Definition of delivery confidence


Criteria description

Oval:  G

Successful delivery of the project/programme to time, cost and quality appears highly likely and there are no major outstanding issues that at this stage appear to threaten delivery.

Oval: AG

Successful delivery appears probable. However, constant attention will be needed to ensure risks do not materialise into major issues threatening delivery.

Oval:  A

Successful delivery appears feasible but significant issues exist requiring management attention. These appear resolvable at this stage and if addressed without delay should not impact delivery or benefits realisation.

Oval: AR

Successful delivery of the programme is in doubt with major risks or issues apparent in a number of key areas. Prompt action is needed to address these and whether resolution is feasible.

Oval:  R

Successful delivery of the project/programme appears to be unachievable. There are major issues on definition, schedule, budget, quality or benefits delivery, which at this stage do not appear to be manageable or resolvable. The project/programme may need to be re-baselined and/or its overall viability re-assessed.

Escalation and Enhanced Notification

Gateway reviews do not stop programmes or projects. However, if an initiative has significant issues it is useful to bring these to the attention of individuals and groups who will be able to assist in their resolution. Therefore if a programme or project receives an Amber-Red or Red delivery confidence rating in their Review Report, an enhanced notification and escalation process is triggered. 

Last updated: 
Wednesday, 29 April 2015