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Leveraging Business Analysis for Project Success by Vicki James

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CHAPTER 6

Initiating the Project

Refine Scope

I think we have all been there—you know, assigned to a project where no one was really sure what was being built or how big it was. These projects tend to grow overtime and are often delayed as a result. This is an issue in understanding the project scope.

The business analyst will help you identify and articulate the solution scope needed for a successful project. Too often, in a hurry for answers, project assumptions exclude needed items and include items that will not bring value to the business. Is providing training to end users required for the solution to meet the sponsor’s expectations? Will an interface be required for the solution to speak to another solution? Are there industry requirements ...

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