Solution Decision


Develop Options

Identify ways in which a solution could be delivered
  • All work done up to this point
    1. Review the work done to this point.
    2. Identify options including 'do nothing.
    3. Carry out an analysis on each option.
    4. Recommend a preferred option.
  • Solution Options Document

The reason for looking at options is to ensure that the best approach for the company is not overlooked. In some cases this may not be a relevant activity. For example, if you are required by law to report certain information, and there is only one option as to how this can occur, this activity is not required.

The first option should always be the 'do nothing' option. Sometimes by the time the project has progressed to this point, the starting point is forgotten. People forget why they started down this path and the reason may not justify the expense and effort involved. Conversely the expense and effort may cause some people to say it is not worth it. Reminding them what the implications of not doing it can refocus their support.

Each option will have:

  • A cost and effort
  • Risks associated with the option
  • Advantages
  • Disadvantages

They need to be individually examined, then compared across the solutions.

Solution Options Evaluation Evaluation of each solution and a summary. Results in a recommendation of the preferred solution
Solution Options User Guide Guide for listing the options for selection of the most appropriate solution.

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