Leading Firms Have Adopted Stage-Gate® Methods – 100% of the world’s top global 1000 innovators rely on a disciplined Stage-Gate® process to drive better performance results.
The Benefits of the Stage-Gate® System:
- A roadmap or ‘playbook’ for the Project Leader – defines their duties & deliverables
- Puts discipline into a somewhat ad-hoc, chaotic process
- A visible process – known & understood by all
- Forces more attention to quality of execution: the gates are the quality control check points
- Makes for a complete process – no critical errors of omission; no missing steps
- Cross-functional – inputs from all sides
- At Project team level
- At Gatekeeper level
- A faster process via parallel processing: new product rugby
Each stage is preceded by a Gate. Each Gate ‘opens’ or ‘closes’ the road for the project to move on to the next stage.
Gates are the quality control check points in the process.