Identify Cost, Schedule, Risk, Technology!

Project Scoping Comparison Matrix

Est. Project BudgetScoping DurationBillable?Onsite?
Small25K - 100K5 - 10 daysYes*
Medium100K - 250K10 - 20 daysYes*
Large250K - 1M+20+ daysYes*

* The first 3 days are free!

RJB Project Scoping FAQ

Project Scoping is a discovery process which will:

  • Articulate the high level requirements for a project
  • Recommend an architecture approach
  • Identify key issues, risks and benefits
  • Recommend development tools and products
  • Propose the project team composition for implementation
  • Provide a project implementation schedule and cost

A Free Project Scoping for Outsource Lite projects!

Project Scoping Lite is the first step in an Outsource Lite application delivery. And it's FREE! You get the same thorough review and expertise that we apply to the standard Project Scoping, all done within 3 days due to the smaller project size. It's a great way to begin your first project!

Project Scoping will help you:

  • Determine the RISKS that may be encountered during the project
  • Estimate the EFFORT required to deliver the project
  • Define the BENEFITS you will achieve by delivering
  • Assess the overall FEASIBILITY of the delivery approach

After a Project Scoping exercise you will be able to:

  • Understand the nature of the problem and required solution
  • Evaluate the impact to the organization of adopting the recommended approach
  • Take advantage of expertise in sizing the resource requirements
  • Demystify any market hype of with the technology

This is your first step towards a successful project.

A Project Scoping is useful when:

  • Multiple implementation approaches are being considered
  • Questions are being raised regarding the benefits of an implementation approach
  • Concerns regarding adopting particular technologies exist
  • A feasibility study is required
  • Reliable costs and schedules need to be established

The following people perform a Project Scoping:

  • Project Management (part-time)
  • Team Leader (full-time)
  • Architect (part-time)
  • Technical Specialists (as required)

There are three phases to a Project Scoping. Onsite phases may be performed by a combination of meetings at the customer site, and/or video conferencing.

Phase I Information Collection

  • Planning meeting to discuss project requirements and client objectives.
  • Delivery of existing project documents (to RJB), including some or all of:
    • User Requirements
    • Functional Specifications
    • Systems Analysis
    • Architecture Description
    • Application Design
    • Database Descriptions
  • On-site or video conference interviews with key personnel responsible for defining the nature of the system, which may include some or all of:
    • Business Analysts
    • System Architect
    • Design Team
    • Users
    • Project Manager
    • Senior Management

Phase II Information Analysis

  • Off-site analysis of all information collected.
  • Follow-up meetings or conference calls, as required, to verify information and assumptions.
  • Preparation of Presentation of Findings documentation.

Phase III Presentation of Results

  • Present findings, including:
    • High Level Requirements and Objectives
    • Recommended Approach
    • Key Issues, Risks and Benefits
    • Recommended Tools
    • Proposed Project Team Roles & Responsibilities
    • Project Schedule and Cost
  • Review findings and solicit client feedback
  • Confirm that client objectives have been met.

RJB has performed numerous Project Scopings that have enabled our customers to gain a precise road map for a system implementation. It is an important step that identifies and reduces risk, and sets the stage for a successful project. Make sure you have all the facts on hand to make reliable decisions, and don't hesitate to get in touch for your Project Scoping.