How do the new feasibility study milestones and process apply to ongoing (legacy) studies?
Legacy studies are fully funded and are being managed to completion by December 2014. With coordination with the Vertical
Team, legacy study PDTs may choose to follow either feasibility study milestones structure. Project Delivery Teams may develop their
plan to transition to the SMART Planning milestones as they see fit. Teams in transition have used: In Progress Review or other
meeting(s); a planning charette
with the participation of the full Vertical Team; development of a path forward including a Risk Register and Decision Management
Plan for discussion / concurrence with the vertical team; etc.
Legacy studies should, whenever possible, utilize SMART Planning principles, tools and techniques, applying critical thinking, using
risk-informed decision-making and drafting clear and concise documentation.
Since legacy milestones (such as the Feasibility Scoping Meeting and Alternatives Formulation Briefing) are completely different than
new feasibility study milestones, it is not appropriate to substitute the milestones for one another without coordination with the
studys Vertical Team. Legacy studies are expected to follow their current review plan and Project Management Plan. Project
Management Plans and Review Plans should be updated if studies are rescoped.