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Go / No Go - Validate options

In general, Go / No Go testing refers to a pass/fail test (or check) principle.
Each propositions are tested according to several criteria in order to agrees whether the project advance to the next phase or not.
The Go / No Go meeting is a critical milestone in a project plan and the criteria must be well defined and be less subject to interpretation as possible.

Evaluations involving numerical scores convert raw scores to Go / No Go based on cutoffs defined before the workshop.
Usually, an item must score Go on all criteria of an evaluation in order to advance to the next phase.

1. Evaluate each item

For each item, give a rate on several criteria. There are 3 possible outcomes and this is often useful to keep the project on track.

  • Go (10 pts) - The project can go next phase.
  • Go with caveats (from 1 to 9 pts) - The project can go next phase if minuted reasons are closed off.
  • No go (0 pts) - The project cannot go next phase for minuted reasons.

Add a comment if you want to minute the reasons of your evaluation.

Note for the facilitator:
Before the workshop:

  • define the criteria by which the decision will be made, it must be as objective as possible.
  • define the items that will be evaluated. It can be done with an ideation phase.

2. Discuss results and make decisions

Here are the results!

You can click on each card to look into the details of its evaluation:

  • Click on the Ratings Overall tab to see the result for each criterion
  • Click on the Ratings by users tab to compare the results among users

Based on these results, make the right decision:

  • If all the criteria are matched, move to Go
  • If all the criteria can be matched, move to Go with caveats
  • If one of the criteria can't be matched, move to No Go.

3. Take actions!

Items in the Go or the Go with caveats should be addressed precisely.

For each groups, decide collaboratively what type of actions you should take.
For each cards, decide how this action will be done.

Click on a card and define your action according to three questions :

  • What action do we do?
  • Who will be in charge?
  • When do we do it?

To fill these categories, click on the card you want to augment, click on the blue line underneath, write your contribution and click on "Save".

Note to the facilitator:

  • You can assign a group to each participant or let them free to add actions where their interest goes.

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