Stage 3: Implementation

Strategic Actions associated with this stage. During this step data collection would commence to enable a ‘before’ scenario to be quantified and subsequently assessed. During this step the innovation and the associated assessment systems and services as specified through Stage 2 will be procured. Through this step the innovation and the associated assessment systems and services as specified through Stage 2 will be developed. During this step the innovation and the associated assessment systems and services as specified through Stage 2 will be implemented and installed at the pilot location. During this step the innovation and the associated assessment systems and services will be validated against the requirements specified through Stage 2. Throughout Stage 3, consideration must be given to the overall continuation of the pilot. In particular the business case must be reviewed during the procurement step when a firm indication of the pilot costs will be apparent. Similarly during the validation step when checks will be made to ensure that all the necessary requirements of the innovation are provided. Typical outputs that might be expected from this stage. Stage 2 Stage 2 Stage 4 Stage 5 No Yes

Step 3.3 – Innovation development

Through step 3.3 the innovation will be developed in accordance with the design requirements specified in Stage 2. If needed a prototype should be developed first to allow the performance test and refinement.

Progress against the agreed implementation plan must be regularly monitored. Early signs of slippage or emerging issues that could cause slippage must be identified and actions developed to address them accordingly.

Factory and site acceptance requirements will have been defined within the procurement requirements. The detailed planning and implementation of the associated test schedules must be rigorously considered to ensure that all the requirements specified in Stage 2 can be verified and validated.

If there are any necessary changes to the programme or the requirements stringent change control procedures and checks should be implemented. Having considered the implications of any resultant modifications upon the innovation and the pilot these must be agreed with all parties involved.