The Stage Gate Review is the evaluation process by which a project is authorized to progress from one life cycle phase to the next. It is a collaborative practice in which all participants play an important role in assessing the project’s overall health and quality of execution to empower the IT governance organization or delegated authority to make an informed decision as to whether the project is ready to enter the next phase of its lifecycle and receive further resource commitments. It provides the project manager and the business owner the benefit of having an independent body review the project.
The Stage Gate Review Procedures describes these reviews in detail.
Critical Partners Practices Guide (download in Word format)
Business Owner's Stage Gate Review Checklist (download in Word format)