Governance for Railway Investment Projects (GRIP) – Starting a Project
|Publication Date:||2 September 2017|
This standard specifies the principles to be adopted for, and the roles and responsibilities associated with, starting a project as part of the GRIP project delivery framework.
This standard is part of the P3M framework and relates to NR/L1/INI/P3M/100 and NR/L2/INI/P3M/101. It applies to all projects and programmes 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
NOTE 1: IR01, Investment Regulations, is available on Connect (IR01 is an internal document available to staff within Network Rail only):
NOTE 2: See the following link for definitions of projects, programmes, and portfolios in Network Rail.
NOTE 3: The internal documents referred to within this standard are available externally on request from IPDevelopmentProfess
This standard forms part of the Network Rail P3M framework.
The purpose of the Network Rail P3M Framework is to:
a) include all core project and programme management governance and guidance in a single framework;
b) provide consistency amongst the component parts; and
c) provide an easier to understand framework for our project and programme management professionals.
This standard is one of a suite of level 3 standards within the Network Rail P3M framework that articulate the six core processes to be undertaken whilst delivering a project:
a) leading a project;
b) starting a project;
c) initiating a project;
d) managing a stage boundary;
e) controlling a project; and
f) closing a project.
The overall purpose of this standard is to record the activities to be undertaken when leading development on behalf of a Sponsor. This is in accordance with the Clienting Principles.
Implementation of this standard will reduce the reputational and financial risk related to the delivery of complex projects.