Further to the principles of the business case information available, the following sets out the point of entry with a relevance to Highways practitioners.
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 System Design and Delivery annual planning processes.
See the Point of entry overview [PDF, 81 KB] for more information.
In the majority of instances business case phases will have been identified in a planned manner and set out within the System Design and Delivery 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:
High level description/rationale of the problem or opportunity and the benefits the organisation can expect to gain from successfully addressing the issue. This may include identifying the primary class of outcomes being sought, ie safety, environment.
Further information available at the benefit realisation page.
Records of quality assurance and approvals should be undertaken in accordance with the System Design and Delivery project assurance and approvals process.
|Point of entry assessment||Form||Word [DOCX, 217 KB]||PDF [PDF, 183 KB]||Example [PDF, 74 KB]|
For further information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.