Stage and Gate – Cerri Project

Stage And Gate Process Simplified For Streamlined Project Management
Reduce time-to-market and ensure quality with our phase-gate review support.
Boost your stage and gate review process with our powerful PPM platform that can be tailored to different processes and methods.
Leverage Cerri Project’s phase-gate review support features and transform your project management process. Shorten time-to-market, maintain quality, and streamline the gate and approval process.
New Product Development Project Pipeline Tracking
Gain an accurate view of your new product development (NPD) project pipeline with configurable evaluation criteria. Cerri Project supports the entire life cycle of NPD projects, empowering dispersed project teams with robust web-based features, adaptable dashboards and reports, and a powerful workflow engine tailored to your organization’s structure. Reduce time-to-market and improve your competitive edge with project stage review charts, facilitating adherence to phase review methodologies and simplifying decision-making for project stakeholders.
Learn more
Transformation Of Standard Milestones Into Gates
Easily configure standard project milestones to support your gated process and project phase review methodology. Project milestones can be converted into gates with their unique approval workflow and score cards to facilitate the process and metrics involved in assessing a project’s viability at each critical stage of your NPD projects.
Learn more
Stage Review Templates & Configuration
Benefit from pre-built stage review project workflows that can be configured to meet your organization’s approval and gated process. Cerri Project can map to your stage review methodology, project milestones, unique business terminology and requirements delivering complete phase-gate review support for all your NPD projects.
Learn more
Optimize your business processes with Cerri Project
To complement its stage and gate process capabilities, Cerri Project offers a wide range of project management tools to help you maximize ROI and achieve your full productivity potential.
Here are some.
Schott AG
“Thanks to the tool, we succeeded in making IT performance visible and managing our resources and performance. User definable workflows, interfaces to other systems and a web-based user interface as an add-on, helped us decide to use Project as an overall solution.”
Christian Weil,
Head of ITSM-1 Service Support Business Applications
“Thanks to Project, we now have one tool for managing our project data. This allows us to easily share information with our management team, which has created better visibility and an increased knowledge of our accomplishments within the company.”
M. Olivier Hertu,
“Our main reason for selecting Project can be attributed to its user-friendly yet rich interface and powerful reporting capabilities providing us visibility into complex projects, portfolios, resources and issues.”
Sara Saleh,
Planning and Projects Coordinator
“The main reason for selecting Project can be attributed to the first class service delivered by the Project team confirming that we can build a long standing partnership with a trusted advisor, rather than just a transactional supplier/customer relationship. Another big factor in selecting Project is the fact it delivers 90% of what we need today out-of-the-box and has the scalability and flexibility along with its technical team to meet our future needs. In addition, Project’s user-friendly GUI is nice, clean and easy to follow with direct terminology and menu options that can adapt to our business.”
Matt Harrison,
Head of Programmes Service Development
Discover Our Phase-Gate Review Software
Stage and Gate Review FAQ
What is a stage and gate process?

A stage and gate process, also known as phase-gate or stage gate process, is a project management methodology used to evaluate, manage, and control the development of new products, services, or processes. This approach divides a project into distinct stages or phases, with gates (decision points) between each stage. At each gate, a cross-functional team reviews the project’s progress, performance, and risks to determine whether it should continue to the next stage or not.


The primary goals of a stage and gate process are to:


  • Ensure that a project aligns with the organization’s strategic objectives.
  • Improve decision-making by using clearly defined criteria for project evaluation.
  • Mitigate risks by addressing potential issues early in the development process.
  • Optimize resource allocation by selecting the most promising projects and stopping those that don’t meet the criteria.
  • Enhance efficiency and time-to-market by streamlining the development process.


The stage and gate process typically involves a series of stages, such as idea generation, concept development, feasibility analysis, detailed design, testing, implementation, and launch. Each stage has specific deliverables, and the gate reviews ensure that the project is on track and ready to move forward.

Why is stage and gate review important for new product development projects?

Stage and gate reviews are crucial for new product development (NPD) projects for several reasons: 


  • Aligns with strategic objectives: Phase-gate reviews ensure that a project aligns with the organization’s overall strategic goals and objectives. By reviewing projects at various stages, organizations can prioritize projects that best support their business strategy.
  • Improved decision-making: The phase-gate review process provides a structured framework for evaluating the progress, performance, and potential risks associated with a project. This framework facilitates better decision-making by offering clear criteria to evaluate whether a project should continue or be terminated.
  • Risk mitigation: Identifying and addressing potential issues early in the development process helps mitigate risks, prevent costly mistakes, and avoid wasted resources. The phase-gate review process allows organizations to assess and manage risks at each stage, ensuring they are addressed before the project moves forward.
  • Efficient resource allocation: Stage and gate process help organizations optimize resource allocation by selecting the most promising projects and stopping those that do not meet the required criteria. This approach ensures that resources are focused on the projects with the highest potential for success.
  • Enhanced efficiency and time-to-market: By dividing the development process into manageable stages with clear objectives, the phase-gate process enables teams to work more efficiently, ultimately reducing time-to-market. Regular reviews ensure that projects stay on track and that any required adjustments are made promptly.
  • Increased success rate: A well-implemented stage and gate review process increases the likelihood of successful NPD projects by continuously evaluating and refining them. This approach helps ensure that only the most viable projects reach the final stages, leading to a higher overall success rate.
  • Quality control: The stage and gate review process provides an opportunity to assess and maintain the quality of a project at each stage. Ensuring that quality standards are met throughout the development process helps organizations deliver high-quality products that meet customer expectations.


In summary, the stage and gate process is vital for new product development projects as it helps organizations align their projects with strategic objectives, make better decisions, mitigate risks, optimize resource allocation, enhance efficiency, improve time-to-market, and maintain quality control.

How can I get the most from my stage and gate software?

In order to maximize your benefit from Cerri Project stage and gate software you have different options available to you. 

  • Book a demo with one of our specialists. They will show you how to leverage Cerri Project’s stage and gate review support to meet the specific requirements of your organization.
  • Check out our help portal.
  • Contact us for more in depth consulting services.
Deliver your projects now!
Successful, cost-controlled projects are only a click away. Get on board now and make tomorrow count.
  • Explore Cerri
    About Customers Security Blog
  • Features
  • Solutions
  • Hosting
  • Security
  • Pricing
  • Try Free
  • Features
    Gantt Chart Planning
    Simplify projects with visual planning.
  • Solutions
  • Hosting
  • Free Trial
  • Products
    Work Management and Project Collaboration Enterprise Project and Portfolio Management
  • Services
    Overview Implementation Training
  • Clients
    Client list Testimonials Success Stories
  • Resources
    Blog White Papers
  • Login
  • Contact Sales
  • Book a Demo
  • Platform
    Looking for GeniusProject?
    You found us!
    Genius Project is now Cerri Project.