In some projects, there needs to be an initial idea of what the project might look like. Develop a high-level solution for projects that:
- Are very different from previous projects.
- Are fairly complex or not business as usual.
- Require adoption of new technology or skill set.
IT should advise and provide subject matter expertise on the technology requirements to those that ultimately approve the proposed projects so that they can take into account additional costs or risks that may be borne from it.
Info-Tech’s Proposed Project Technology Assessment Tool has a series of questions to address eight categories of considerations to determine the project’s technological readiness for adoption. Use this tool to ensure that you cover all the bases and help you devise alternate solutions if necessary – which will factor into the overall business case development.