The transformation programme Foundation phase marks the transition from formal confirmation that all the relevant inputs have been satisfied to the set-up phase. This triggers the governance and discovery activities.

The Foundation component provides the complete framework for:

Business case

The Business case details the existing costs and identified/agreed tangible benefits, while the Business case checkpoint reviews it. Updates are made based on any changes to the inputs (e.g. scope, plan, resourcing, benefits etc.) to test its continuing viability.

Programme initiation

The Programme initiation and definition (PIDD) is a living document that defines the project scope and identifies how the project will achieve its objectives. It provides the solid foundations/baseline from which the Project Manager and Project Board can assess progress.


Governance ensures there is proper management and oversight of the project portfolio, and the relevant controls are established to safeguard delivery in line with the critical success factors of time, cost and quality.

Contract review

The Contract review helps an organisation understand how the commercial provisions within the existing service and license contracts will impact the planning, and subsequent transition of support services.

Change management

Change management highlights where business operations may be impacted and where input will be required, together with the associated planning and comms.


Technical discovery aims to deliver every pertinent data point relating to each application to allow informed planning, dependency management and decision-making.

Partner tender

Partner tender is a structured process to allow a supplier an opportunity to explain how they might deliver the contract, including their technical solutions and pricing proposals.

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