Heresy on Stage Gates
MAY 19, 2009
Per my comment, gates (we call them Q-Gates) are pointless if they aren’t closely tied to the status, progress, and forecast of the deliverables in question. Back in the day, too many “gates didn’t vary enough during the project lifecycle…too many “gates were simply an occasion to run through a generic checklist. It will make you look twice at whether your stage or Q-gates are there only for show.