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Business Case Options
If you’re developing a business case where several technology options and implementation approaches are being assessed it’s highly recommended that you have a structured method for recommending the best approach forward. The benefits of having a structured method is:
It takes the confusion out of assessing multiple solutions and approaches, and
The final recommendation made to decision makers is based on solid verifiable analysis.
In this post I will show you a powerful method for developing assessment criteria for scoring a range of implementation options. I will guide you through an example which is based on a business case for assessing four broad options.
About Requirements Prioritisation
When prioritising requirements it’s important to ensure stakeholder involvement in the process. Typically, requirements are elicited through workshops, documented sources, and existing systems and processes. They are then documented and presented back to the stakeholders for prioritisation and/or elimination from scope. This is usually done in the form of a workshop.
If time permits, prioritisation may also occur during requirements sessions. However, lets assume that the final validation of requirements occurs after the initial gathering stage in another workshop with key stakeholders and decision makers. The objective is to prioritise requirements and processes that are more valuable to the organisation. For instance, high priority requirements may be processes that help the business increase revenue or mitigate risks. Lower priority requirements are those that provide minimal impact to organisational outputs or end user experience.
In this post I will describe 5 common requirements prioritisation techniques.
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