Project Navigator

Project Navigator is the project management framework that applies to all projects at Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC). It replaced the National Project Management System (NPMS) on October 15, 2021.

Project Navigator complies with Treasury Board’s Policy on the Planning and Management of Investments and the associated Directive on the Management of Projects and Programmes.

This department-wide framework consists of a project management process and methodology. It contributes to the department’s commitment to a culture of excellence in project management.

Project Navigator offers:

How it works

The Project Navigator framework is made up of 5 distinct phases and gates. Each phase represents a series of project management tasks and documentation that must be completed. Each phase leads to a gate. Each gate corresponds to a decision point. The project must pass each decision point before continuing to the next phase.

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The Project Navigator framework, which consists of 5 phases and 5 gates:

  1. Phase 1: Initiation
  2. Gate 1
  3. Phase 2: Planning
  4. Gate 2
  5. Phase 3: Definition
  6. Gate 3
  7. Phase 4: Execution
  8. Gate 4
  9. Phase 5: Close-out
  10. Gate 5

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