- Identify stakeholder and obtain buy-in,
- Consist of process owners and technical experts,
- Integral to implementation,
- Determine project scope,
- Identify target chemical(s)/process(es)/substrates,
- Identify pervasive uses,
- Select/scope project applications,
- Obtain contractor/program manager agreement/buy-in to participate.
- Identify technical requirements for specific applications,
- Identify potential alternatives,
- Obtain technical stakeholder consensus,
- Determine engineering performance requirements necessary to validate alternatives.
Products: Potential Alternatives Report (PAR) and Joint Test Protocol (JTP).
- Engage business representatives with goals and resource requirements necessary to proceed with project,
- Develop business strategy to test and implement desired alternative material(s)/process(es):
- Adjudicate cost share,
- Identify testing and other work locations,
- Determine logistics requirements. Determine magnitude of change.
Products: Cost Benefit Analysis (CBA), Funding Profiles, and Performance Measures.
Alternative Demonstration and Validation:
- Perform required tests in accordance with approved engineering performance requirements, (i.e., JTP),
- Analyze the data and determine acceptability,
- Determine project stakeholder acceptance of testing results.
Products: Joint Test Report (JTR).
Process Change Authorization:
- Obtain authorization to proceed with implementation:
- Output from Phases I - IV support the implementation business case.
- Preparation of implementation plan:
- Utilize approved internal change mechanisms needed to implement material/process into manufacturing or maintenance operation.
- Individual facilities implement qualified alternatives.
- In concert with the participating stakeholders, assess the project against its objectives in terms of its performance, efficiency and impact.
- Assess the technical conclusions of the project to generate potential new project ideas.
- For new project ideas, start at Phase I Identification stage again.