I am working on a large IT project right now and my company hopes to be part of several similar projects - which would have very similar requirements. We had several issues in requirement gathering and scope definition phase. We are trying to put our learnings into good use and create a collateral which would contain a list of questionnaires or checks that could be used in future projects to scope future project which are similar in a much better way.
Task is simple : To enable the business analysts to capture the scope of project up front we are creating a collateral to capture:
- List all possible scope items for such projects
- possible solutions for each scope item
- Estimates associated with the solutions.
At the moment I am going with a simple excel approach - listing out various questions/points to capture scope in one column and possible solutions in another column and a 3rd column for estimate. This approach does not seem very elegant and I would like to understand if there is a better way to capture scope for re-use.