Developing a clear understanding of the business reasons for undertaking an application project and what the application will accomplish is the goal of the Envisioning process.
By creating a vision that documents a project's feasibility, goals, constraints, opportunities, and risks, the project team reaches the Vision Approved Milestone, which marks the end of the Envisioning Phase of the MSF Development Process Model. The Vision Document:
In addition to generating a Vision Document as the primary deliverable for this milestone, the team can create prototypes that help ensure:
Knowing who is responsible for each critical portion of a project helps ensure that all project success factors are met. To meet this goal, the Project Structure Document identifies:
The team also begins the ongoing process of managing the project's risks to ensure success and documents these efforts in a Master Risk Assessment Document. The Master Risk Assessment Document:
The culmination of the Vision Approved Milestone is the cementing of the team's understanding of the vision, as well as that of the project's stakeholders.