In project management for software development our bosses have introduced quality gates. The idea is to reach a certain level of quality before the project can continue in the next phase.
Now, the criteria for that are called gating criteria and I wonder whether gating is a good choice. Looking up the Oxford dictionary, there's no such word.
The most likely reason for that is the German origin of our country and no native speakers are involved.
If gating criteria is not a valid word, then what is the valid word for what I described above?