You can use the DA Browser to learn more about the options in the goal diagram of Figure 1.
Why is This Important?
There are several reasons why we need explore the initial scope in a bit more detail:
- We need to answer common stakeholder questions. Before providing funding for the rest of the effort, our stakeholders are likely to ask us fundamental questions such as: What are you going to deliver? How much will it cost? and When will you deliver it? To answer these questions we will need to work through what we believe the initial scope of our next release will be.
- We need to know what to work on initially. You want to do just enough requirements elicitation to understand what our stakeholders want so that we can confidently begin Construction.
- We want to set reasonable expectations as to what we’ll deliver. Both the team and your stakeholders need to come to an agreement around a reasonable scope for the current effort that is being funded so that you’re all working towards the same vision.