The entrance and exit criteria for each phase should be defined and communicated as well. Also define what milestones will be accomplished and when. It might be a good idea to go over the high-level project plan during this step.
Though there is some value to the postmortem, prenatal exercises can define up front the activities that will make the project run more efficiently. Many problems may be avoided by “Doing It Right the First Time,” thus saving both time and headaches later in the project. Follow the steps above during your prenatal exercise and you will be well on your way to a smoother running project.
1) Crosby, Philip. Quality is Free.