STEP (specification, tracking, evaluation, production)
The four stages on which essential activities in the successful deployment of advanced technology are based. They are:
• Specification — which aligns corporate strategy and technology focus
• Tracking — which assesses individual technologies for maturity and business impact
• Evaluation — which involves prototyping and other in-depth evaluation activities to further gauge the readiness and relevance of the technology
• Production — which sees the technology being piloted and, if successful, rolled out into full deployment.