The PSS Approval Process begins after a PSS page has been created in Confluence and a Project Scope Statement Issue has been created in JIRA. Those steps are outlined here: Creating a PSS
Once this process begins, a notification scheme is enabled that emails Approval Groups (sponsoring workgroups, co-sponsoring workgroups, management groups, steering divisions, TSC) at appropriate times through the approval process.
It is important to note that upon receiving a notification that your group's approval is requested, that you understand how the Project Scope Statement in JIRA is setup.
The PSS Approval process is composed from two workflows:
The relationship between these two workflows are parent to sub-task respectively.
All of the group approvals, minus the final Technical Steering Committee (TSC) review/approval, happen as sub-tasks of the Parent Issue.
The approval process is automated - after you cast your group's approval, no further action is required to further the process.
Once all approvals are completed, any comments must be reconciled and responded to.
The TSC will do the final review and approval.
This process covers the Consensus Review of this flow.