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The LFN SPC was approved on May 15, 2019 as a committee of the Governing Board.  The SPC has the dual role of helping to set the strategy for LFN portfolio of projects as a whole and providing Projects visibility into the directions of the Governing Board. As with all GB committees the SPC only provides recommendations and guidance to the Governing Board.  It is the GB that has the ultimate decision making authority regarding those recommendations.

Requirements of SPC Members

  • SPC members can expect to attend at least 2 hours of standing meetings and 1-2 hours of working sessions a month per member consisting of:
    • Attending a one hour per TAC project per quarter
    • addition SPC internal/planning meetings that may be needed
    • Once a quarter meeting with the TAC on LFN portfolio guidance
    • Once every quarter before GB meetings to prepare an agenda item for the GB
    • Mailing list discussion between meetings
    • Face-to-face meeting with TAC/TSCs when possible and needed (e.g. at ONS when both SPC and TAC are present)

SPC Deliverables:

  • The LFN portfolio strategy proposal to GB
    • Providing guidance on setting the yearly budget
    • Strategy on direction of LFN in general including potential new markets
  • Communicating strategic guidance to the LFN projects based on the GB's approved LFN strategy
  • Communication strategic guidance to the TAC based on the GB's approved LFN strategy
  • Reports to the GB on the LFN portfolio performance according to LFN strategy
  • Escalating project challenges and issues to the GB
  • Examples of deliverable include but are not limited to:
    • Short-term and long-term strategy for the project
    • Key priorities, timelines and KPIs for the projects
    • Dependencies of the project on other LFN projects and any need for tighter alignment between the projects
      Project playbooks which are created together with the TSC and the SPC
      Project playbooks that are combined together to an LFN playbook
      SPC proposes the LFN strategic playbook for board approval

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