This step finalizes the criteria for evaluating the different options that will be submitted to the business case update later in the Renew phase. The step will produce a set of weighted requirements to be applied to all decisions on future direction and resource allocation.
To develop evaluation criteria, use the following techniques:
Cost/benefit analysis and business case development
Be sure to establish idea evaluation criteria before starting the creative design process to avoid the appearance of justifying a preconceived solution instead of evaluating several options. Base it closely on the results of the stakeholder analysis and vision, value statements/principles, ...