Discover, Analyze, & Recommend

This stage deals with determining what is needed and how best to provide it.  Activities within this stage involve but are not necessary limited to the following:

  • requirements gathering and analysis
  • project definition and planning
  • feasibility analysis (technical, financial, operational)
  • RFP/RFQ management
  • proof of concept / prototyping
  • conceptual design
  • solution options research, ranking, and selection
  • funding acquisition and approval

Some best practices related to Discover, Analyze, & Recommend include the following: