The planning day is a meeting facilitated by the Gateway Review Team Leader that both the project team and review team attend.
It is held approximately two weeks prior to the review and provides the review team with the opportunity to meet the Senior Responsible Owner and project team, to find out more about the project, and to plan the logistics and set a code of conduct for the review week.
Gateway reviews focus on the review team finding out more about a project by discussing the project with people involved with and/or affected by the project and reviewing project documentation.
The planning day provides an opportunity for the review team determine who they would like to speak with during the review week and what project documentation they would like available before and/or during the review.
Following the planning day, the project team are responsible for scheduling appointments with the people that the review team would like to speak with and gathering the requested documentation.
The planning day is held at the premises of the project team and follows a standard but flexible schedule.
An approximate schedule for the planning day is outlined below. This is flexible and can be customised to suit the individual circumstances of a review: