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

Outputs

Typical outputs that might be expected from this stage include:

  1. Innovation procurement contract
  2. Assessment procurement contract
  3.  Operational improvement
  4. Updated business case
  5. Updated project programme
  6. Updated resource requirements (including operations)
  7. Detailed maintenance strategy
  8. Updated stakeholder management strategy (including communication plan)
  9. Updated risk management plan and register

The size and scale of the pilot will determine the extent to which each of these outputs is developed. It is expected that all these aspects will have been considered and form part of the overall stage review prior to continuation to Stage 4 or alternatively the termination of the pilot at Stage 3.