The Vision Document is a general vision of the core project's requirements, and
provides the basis for the more detailed technical requirements. The Vision
captures very high-level requirements and design constraints, to give the
reader an understanding of the system to be developed. It communicates the
fundamental "why's and what's" related to the project and is a gauge against
which all future decisions should be validated.
Use Case Model Survey
This report describes the use-case model. It gives an overview of the results of
use-case modelling, and includes brief descriptions for every actor and use
case. It is used to define the functional scope of the system.
This will contain any type of requests a stakeholder (customer, end user,
marketing person, and so on) might have on the system to be developed. It also
contains references to any type of external sources to which the system must
Examples of external sources the Stakeholder Requests can refer to are:
Change Request (CR)
Statement of work
Request for proposal
Laws and regulations
Any results from requirements elicitations sessions and workshops
The Glossary defines important terms used in the project, it is used to define
terminology specific to the problem domain, explaining terms which may be
unfamiliar to the reader of the use-case descriptions or other project
documents. It is particularly important to developers, especially when they
need to understand and use the terms that are specific to the project. Often,
the Glossary can be used as an informal data dictionary, capturing data
definitions so that use-case descriptions and other project documents can focus
on what the system must do with the information.
Initial Risk Assessment
The risk list is designed to capture the perceived risks to the success of the
project. It identifies, in decreasing order of priority, the events which could
lead to a significant negative outcome. It serves as a focal point for project
activities, and is the basis around which iterations are organised.
The main purpose of the Business Case is to develop an economic plan for
realising the project vision presented in the Vision Document. Once developed,
the Business Case is used to make an accurate assessment of the return on
investment (ROI) provided by the project. It provides the justification for the
project and establishes its economic constraints. It provides information to
the economic decision makers on the project's economic worth, and is used to
determine whether the project should move ahead.
At critical milestones, the Business Case is re-examined to see if estimates of
expected return and cost are still accurate, and whether the project should be