Stage 3: Implementation
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.
The extent and depth of this viability review will be appropriate to the scale of the innovation under consideration. The scale of the pilot may require that an OGC Gateway 3 - Investment Decision Review may be carried out during of this stage.
Checklist 3 – Implementation provides a summary of issues that should be considered, addressed and reviewed by the completion of this stage.
If an innovation cannot be validated against its overall requirements at the completion of Stage 3 the pilot should be terminated. An exit strategy to provide a smooth completion of the pilot at this stage will need to be developed and implemented. Whatever the reasoning, lessons can be learnt from this implementation stage and it is essential that these are collated and disseminated in accordance with the guidance provided in Stage 5.
If at the completion of Stage 3 the review concludes the innovation is attainable, it will progress to Stage 4.