Envisioning Phase culminates at the Vision/Scope Approved milestone.
Phase has three interim milestones.
- Team Formation
There are four
primary deliverables of the envisioning phase:
Vision/Scope Document defines a clear direction for the project
team, sets expectations, and provides the criteria for the designing
and deploying the solution. There are four content elements in the
Vision/Scope Document which address the what, where, when, why,
who, and how of the project: The problem statement (or statement
of objectives), vision statement, user profiles, and solution concept.
ascertains the impact of the consequence by determining the likelihood
of its occurrence and the severity of the outcome relative to established
Project Structure Document defines how the project will be managed
and supported, and the administrative structure for the project
team going into the Planning Phase.
- Next Phase
Vision and Scope
are six fundamental concepts and guiding principles that underlie the
MSF project vision and scoping approach
performance begins with a commitment to vision
produce great results, vision must exist and be communicated
great project vision combines verbal and visual information
is bounded by no preconceived limitations
sustaining source of vision is business value
guides shorter-range objectives (scope)
the scope means that the needs of a diverse set of end users must be balanced
against each other as well as other priorities set down by management.
Several variables may impact the potential success of the project, including
costs, resources, schedule functionality, and reliability. The key is
finding the right balance between these variables
on the MSF team has a defined responsibility and brings a specific competency
that complements the other roles to ensure successful completion of the
Management documents user needs, defines business problem, identifies
expected benefits, articulates vision, identifies management risks,
and manages expectations.
Management establishes design goals, establishes success factors
and metrics, identifies necessary project infrastructure, and documents
researches existing technology solutions and works with Program Management
to document technical solutions.
Education identifies practical user communications channels and
identifies training requirements for project personnel and users.
identifies testing criteria based on design goals, identifies testing
process and frequency, logs risks and rate by potential impact, and
establishes feedback loop for communication of high-risk situations.
Management researches and reports on material constraints, identifies
shipping and delivery issues, and provides the foundation for long-term
management and support.