The Elaboration phase is the “How do we make the changes?” phase.  The Inception phase identified the changes and the Elaboration phase maps out how those changes are to be made.  This may include new software, configuration of existing software, new manual processes, outsourcing, co-location of existing infrastructure or a variety of other options.

Success is achieved when the management representatives sign off on the Elaboration phase review document, including the project plan for the Construction phase.

The Construction phase is next.