Governance for Railway Investment Projects (GRIP) – Projects (formerly NR/L1/INI/PM/GRIP/100)
|Publication Date:||2 September 2017|
This Network Rail standard specifies the GRIP for projects lifecycle, its stages, stage gate reviews and the six core level 3 standards required to manage a project throughout the lifecycle.
This standard is part of the P3M Framework and relates to NR/L1/INI/P3M/100. It applies to all projects that require Investment Authority, as defined within IR01, Investment Regulations, and:
a) enhance or renew the operational railway; and / or
b) are carried out in a high street environment, e.g. car park developments.
This standard applies to all Network Rail Alliances and Joint Ventures that are within the scope as described above.
NOTE 1: IR01, Investment Regulations, is available on Connect (IR01 is an internal document available to staff within Network Rail only. It can be made available externally on request to P3M@networkrail.co.u
NOTE 2: Please see the following link for definitions of projects, programmes, and portfolios in Network Rail. This information is available externally on request to P3M@networkrail.co.u
The Sponsor is responsible for demonstrating that this standard has been adhered to on a project.
"Governance for Railway Investment Projects" (GRIP) describes how Network Rail manages and controls projects that enhance or renew the national rail network. It forms part of the project, programme and portfolio (P3M) framework and outlines the six Level 3 standards for projects.
Network Rail has developed this approach to managing projects in order to minimise and mitigate the risks associated with delivering projects that enhance or renew the operational railway and projects in a high street environment.
The approach is based on best practice within industries that undertake major infrastructure projects and practice recommended by the major professional bodies. These include the Office of Government Commerce (OGC), the Association of Project Management (APM) and the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).
Implementation of this standard will reduce the reputational and financial risk related to the delivery of complex projects.