The purpose of the Managing a Stage Boundary process is to enable the Project Board to be provided with sufficient information by the Project Manager so that it can review the success of the current stage, approve the next Stage Plan, review the updated Project Plan, and confirm continued business justification and acceptability of the risks.
Therefore, the process should be executed at, or close to the end of, each management stage.
Projects do not always go to plan and in response to an Exception Report (if the stage or project is forecast to exceed its tolerances) the Project Board may request that the current stage (and possibly the project) is replanned.
The output from replanning is an Exception Plan which is submitted for Project Board approval in the same way that a Stage Plan is submitted for approval.
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