All Project Future projects require an Outline Business Case (OBC), which must be approved before a project can be implemented. In working towards an OBC, some projects will require a Strategic Assessment (SA). Strategic Assessments are particularly useful where the proposal is novel, complex, high-risk or with high potential costs. The SRIU has developed standardized SA and OBC templates and guidance for use by project teams. The templates have been externally validated. Civil Servants have been trained on how to use them effectively to develop robust business cases.
All projects are required to follow a defined best-practice project management methodology. The SRIU has developed a Project Future Lifecycle Map and project management tools and templates for use by project teams.