After completing this problem analysis activity, we can be reasonably confident that we have
A good understanding of the problem to be solved and the root causes of the problem
Proper identification of the stakeholders whose collective judgment will ultimately determine the success or failure of our system
An understanding of where the boundaries of the solution are likely to be found
An understanding of the constraints and the degrees of freedom we have to solve the problem
In other words, we are now better prepared for the journey ahead.