The objective of the Controlling a Stage process is to ensure that:

✔ Attention is focused on delivery of the stage's products. Any movement away from the direction and products agreed at the start of the stage is monitored to avoid uncontrolled change ('scope creep') and loss of focus

✔ Risks and issues are kept under control The Business Case is kept under review

✔ The agreed products for the stage are delivered to stated quality standards, within cost, effort and time agreed, and ultimately in support of the achievement of the defined benefits

✔ The project management team is focused on delivery within the tolerances laid down.