Prior to commencing work on a business case the project manager promoting the business case needs to consider where in the business case process the investigation should commence based on other work already underway or planned to be undertaken. This point of entry step formally documents those considerations and sets out an initial case for commencing an investigation into a transport problem/issue or opportunity for approval. In the majority of cases, expectations around which business case phases will be pursued in any year will be well defined through the Highways and Network Operations annual planning processes.
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In the majority of instances business case phases will have been identified in a planned manner and set out within the Highways and Network Operations Annual Plan. However, where a transport problem/issue or opportunity has arisen outside of the Annual Planning lifecycle, and which the promoter believes is warranted for immediate investigation then the promoter should use the point of entry step to have the issue considered for further investigation. This is achieved by completing the brief Point of entry assessment form [DOCX, 217 KB] by:
Records of quality assurance and approvals should be undertaken in accordance with the Highways and Network Operations project assurance and approvals process.
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