Getting started


The first step is to get an Accelerate coach or navigator (contact to locate one).

Next, decide whether to start following the quick start guide, which allows the project to begin in parallel with learning about Accelerate, or whether to ensure the Prepare material is well understood before starting to carry out the Prepare stages.


The aim of this stage is to:

  • start the preparation.


Actions which may be carried out during this stage include:

  1. Confirm your starting point (use the starting Accelerate tool).
  2. Identify the project lead.
  3. Follow the instructions from that point.
  4. Use the toolkit to clarify any stages as required.


The outputs from this stage include:

  • a clear understanding of the work that has been done, and what the next steps are.

Tools and templates

Tools that may be helpful during this stage include:

  •  starting Accelerate tool.

 These tools and related templates are available on the Accelerate downloads page.

Page last updated: 13/04/2016