Describe the scope and analyze how to control the scope.

Business Requirements

Business Requirements

This assignment consists of two (2) sections: a business requirements document and a project plan. You must submit both sections as separate files for the completion of this assignment. Label each file name according to the section of the assignment it is written for. Additionally, you may create and / or assume all necessary assumptions needed for the completion of this assignment.

Documenting the existing IT network and system is an important first step, but you, the CIO, know that capturing the needed changes can be critical to your success as an executive. You know that procuring and documenting quality business requirements is an important step toward the design of quality information systems. Completion of a quality requirements document allows user needs and expectations to be captured, so that infrastructure and information systems can be designed properly. Using the requirements document provided in the course shell as a part of the requirements gathering process, you are to assess the needs of the company as it prepares to become a multinational organization. You must consider current and future trends and requirements; however, assumptions should be realistic and carefully considered. The needs of the organization should be documented. Later deliverables will focus on specifics of all requirements.

Section 1: Business Requirements Document

Write a four to five (4-5) page original business requirements document for the project plan using the template that can be found below.

Describe the project needs, including the following:

  1. Describe the scope and analyze how to control the scope.

  2. Speculate and give justifications for how to control scope.

  3. Identify possible risks, constraints, and assumptions.

  4. Describe the needed integration with other systems and infrastructure. Note: Database and Data Warehousing, Cloud Technology and Virtualization, and Network Infrastructure and Security.

  5. Assess the human capital that may be needed to complete the project, ensuring that necessary skill sets are identified.

  6. Speculate on possible outsourcing or offshoring needs that may be required to accomplish project.

  7. Define relevant terms that will be used throughout the project.

  8. Include cost projections for staffing, infrastructure, and other resources.

  9. Use at least two (2) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

· Use the provided Business Requirements Document template as a guide for this assignment.

· Citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.


Business Requirements

Reference number:

Document Control

Change Record




Change Reference




Table of Contents

Document Control 2

1 Business Requirements 4

1.1 Project Overview 4

1.2 Background including current process 4

1.3 Scope 4

1.3.1 Scope of Project 4

1.3.2 Constraints and Assumptions 5

1.3.3 Risks 5

1.3.4 Scope Control 5

1.3.5 Relationship to Other Systems/Projects 5

1.3.6 Definition of Terms (if applicable) 5

Business Requirements

Project Overview

Provide a short, yet complete, overview of the project.
Background including current process

Describe the background to the project, (same section may be reused in the Quality Plan) include:

This project is

The project goal is to

The IT role for this project is
Scope of Project

The scope of this project includes a number of areas. For each area, there should be a corresponding strategy for incorporating these areas into the overall project.

Applications In order to meet the target production date, only these applications will be implemented:

Sites These sites are considered part of the implementation:

Process Re-engineering Re-engineering will

Customization Customizations will be limited to

Interfaces the interfaces included are:

Architecture Application and Technical Architecture will

Conversion Only the following data and volume will be considered for conversion:

Testing Testing will include only

Funding Project funding is limited to

Training Training will be

Education Education will include
Constraints and Assumptions

The following constraints have been identified:


The following assumptions have been made in defining the scope, objectives and approach:


The following risks have been identified as possibly affecting the project during its progression:


Scope Control

The control of changes to the scope identified in this document will be managed through the Change Control, with business owner representative approval for any changes that affect cost or timeline for the project.
Relationship to Other Systems/Projects

It is the responsibility of the business unit to inform IT of other business initiatives that may impact the project. The following are known business initiatives:
Definition of Terms (if applicable)

List any definitions that will be used throughout the duration of the project.