The definition of a business proposition is the first key step in developing a project. It should answer the following questions:
- What business benefit am I trying to deliver?
- Why am I trying to achieve it?
- How am I going to deliver the change?
- When does it need to be delivered by?
- Who is going to deliver the change?
The structure can vary from a one page analysis to many hundreds of pages of detailed proposal. We can assist you to develop a coherent business case to present an unbiased view of the task ahead which will provide your senior decision makers with the information they need in order to commit funding and resources (or not) to a project.
The definition of requirements provides the detail that the business case relies upon. The definition of what the project has to deliver, whether these requirements are mandatory or negotiable, the acceptance and quality criteria are vital in developing the options to deliver the project. The logical analysis of requirements starts with the benefits to be delivered and works out from this starting point. Too often have we seen the requirement be the starting point for the analysis and quickly the benefit to be delivered is forgotten, replaced by a wish list of nice to have features. We can ensure that the requirements definition is structured to deliver the benefits that the business needs to operate more effectively and efficiently.