Stage 2: Innovation and Assessment Requirements
Stream 2.1 - Innovation
This stream will provide a clear and detailed indication about what the innovation will achieve through a series of concise, complete, attainable, unambiguous and verifiable statements. These statements will build upon the user needs analysis carried out during Stage 1 which clearly defined the user requirements for the innovation. It may be necessary to revisit the user needs determined though Stage 1 to confirm their continued applicability, should for example, delays have occurred between the completion of Stage 1 and the authorisation to commence Stage 2 or the innovation boundaries may have altered. When a clear set of innovation requirements have been developed, cost estimates for its implementation can be prepared and reviewed. It will also assist in any subsequent configuration management required for pilots investigating ITS developments.
The requirements documents will provide the definition of what the stakeholders want the innovation to provide in terms of the services to be delivered and any constraints to be placed on the delivery of these services. This will also include ensuring that the innovation aligns with the overall HA strategy and vision.
By defining the innovation requirements in this manner it will make sure that all parties, including stakeholders and implementers, have the same understanding of the innovation. This will lead to a successful pilot and enable the concept of the innovation to be more readily implemented on the HA network.