A wide range of process models are available for developing large-scale IT projects. Such models almost always have defined quality assurance and controlling measures, known as “gates”. In reality, however, gates often have a different effect from that intended.
mm1 has analyzed this aspect in a white paper, which is available as a download (in german). The analysis identifies the side-effects of multi-gate processes, and uses them as a basis to produce specific recommendations for action. In addition, the analysis takes into account and describes alternatives, such as agile methods, as well as more efficient ways of utilizing multi-gate processes.
This Whitepaper was the basis for an article, which was published in the September issue of the journal "it management".