Stage 1: Aims and Objectives

Strategic Actions associated with this stage. Through this stage all the different users needs for the pilot will be identified. These will be used to determine clear aims and objectives and the overall scope for the pilot. The identification, initial communication, liaison and consultation with the various stakeholders associated with the innovation will be established. Options for the preferred procurement method and risk identification and mitigation would also be considered. At the completion of Stage 1 consideration must be given to the ongoing attainability of piloting the innovation. This will be summarised within the outline business case confirming the preferred way forward. The extent and depth of this review will be appropriate for the scale of the innovation under consideration. The review should demonstrate that the overall aims and scope of the pilot have been clearly defined and that these are attainable within the agreed financial and other limits identified within the feasibility study. Typical outputs that might be expected from this stage. Stage 0 Stage 5 Stage 2 Yes No

Strategic Actions

Through Stage 1 a fuller understanding will be apparent as to the timescales and milestones for the pilot. These need to be reflected within the overall pilot programme.

Stakeholder identification and liaison are key elements of this stage and the specific requirements should be outlined here.

Options for procurement of the innovation to be piloted should be considered though this stage.

The development of the risk management plan and associated risk register is a key element in this Stage 1. This must be produced at an early stage with the associated contingency built into the budgetary estimates.

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