An Assurance of Action Plan review must be carried out where a High Risk Gateway Review results in an ‘amber/red’ or ‘red’ delivery confidence rating.

When an Assurance of Action Plan review is required

If a high risk programme or project receives an ‘amber/red’ or ‘red’ delivery confidence rating following a Gateway Review, an Assurance of Action Plan (AAP) review must be undertaken within six months.

This is normally led by a member of the original Gateway team, with additional external support. AAPs are used to provide extra assurance to the Senior Responsible Owner that the recommendations of the Gateway Review have been actioned and the delivery confidence rating has been improved.

Further information on AAP reviews is available from the Departmental Assurance Co-ordinator in the Centre of Expertise for Programme and Project Management.

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