Main Function of the FORFOR = FORmulate Gate:
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To move to the next stage, you must complete the following items:
❏ Main objectives of forecast (Project) (Why?)
❏ Definition of knowledge elements for the application of the forecasting results
❏ Main outputs for Decision Makers (DM) (What?)
❏ How the outputs will be applied by DM (link between Why-What?)
❏ INTERIM CHECK: Can we get the required results without forecast?
❏ Go/NoGo -> to forecasting project
❏ Definition of preliminary constraints for the project
❏ System (Process) to be forecasted (STF) from technological, economics, environmental and social (TEES) perspectives (What?)
❏ Time horizon (When?)
❏ Market scope and geographical context (Where?)
❏ List of Questions for Forecast (Questions to be answered at the end of study)
❏ Plan of Project (How?)
❏ Time diagram (Gantt or similar)
❏ Resources for the activity (People, knowledge, IT instruments)
➔ It is highly recommended that you print this list out for your FORFOR = FORmulate gate session.
➔ It is recommended to meet with the decision maker at this gate to check the conformity of the objectives with the needs of the decision maker.
➔ This gate will serve as reference to later stages.
➔ Tick the task only after the item is 100% complete.
➔ Proceed to the next stage only after completing all items on this list.