Stage 3: Implementation
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.