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Managing a Stage Boundary

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Managing a Stage Boundary process has two main purposes:


The objective of the Managing a Stage Boundary process is to:

Remember that Managing a Stage Boundary begins near the end of the current stage and before the next stage. If the current stage is forecast to go out of tolerance, then the Project Manager will create an Exception Plan instead of a next Stage Plan, and the Project Manager will request to complete the current stage instead of asking to continue with the next stage.


The Managing a Stage Boundary process provides the information for the Project Board to evaluate the project at strategic points so they can decide to stop or to continue to the next stage, and check how the project is going according to the original plan.

Remember, the Project Board is the one that controls the project and the stage Boundary process, and provides them with the necessary information to do this. So what does the Project Board consider?

It is important to remember that a decision to shut down the project should not be seen as a failure. It is the correct thing to do if the project becomes too costly, risky, unjustifiable, etc.


There are 5 activities within the Managing a Stage Boundary, and they are:

Managing a Stage Boundary Activities


Managing a Stage Boundary Inputs


Roles and Responsibilities

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