Stage-Gate® process

A project management technique, ideal for large organizations with projects that involve large teams, multiple departments and numerous stakeholders. It breaks up large projects into a series of stages with gates between them, with decision points or stages along the way. The stage-gate process is a variation of the phase-gate process (which originated in 1940), and is based on the work of Robert G. Cooper. Stage-gate was invented in the mid 80’s.   The traditional phase-gate process has five steps with four gates.

  1. Scoping
  2. Build business case
  3. Development
  4. Testing and validation
  5. Launch