Assess Enterprise Limitations


The purpose of Assess Enterprise Limitations is to determine how factors external to the solution are restricting value realization.


Solutions may operate across various organizations within an enterprise, and therefore have many interactions and interdependencies. Solutions may also depend on environmental factors that are external to the enterprise. Enterprise limitations may include factors such as culture, operations, technical components, stakeholder interests, or reporting structures.

Assessing enterprise limitations identifies root causes and describes how enterprise factors limit value realization.

This assessment may be performed at any point during the solution life cycle. It may occur on a solution component during its development or on a completed solution prior to full implementation. It may also occur on an existing solution that is currently working within an organization. Regardless of the timing, the assessment activities are similar and require the same skills.

  • Implemented Solution (external)
  • Solution Performance Analysis
  • Elements:
    • Enterprise Culture Assessment
    • Stakeholder Impact Analysis
    • Organizational Structure Changes
    • Operational Assessment
    Guidelines and Tools:
    • Business Objectives
    • Change Strategy
    • Future State Descriptions
    • Risk Analysis Results
    • Solution Scope
  • Benchmarking and Market Analysis
  • Brainstorming
  • Data Mining
  • Decision Analysis
  • Document Analysis
  • Interviews
  • Item Tracking
  • Lessons Learned
  • Observation
  • Organizational Modelling
  • Process Analysis
  • Process Modelling
  • Risk Analysis and Management
  • Roles and Permissions Matrix
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Survey or Questionnaire
  • SWOT Analysis
  • Workshops
  • Stakeholders:
    • Customer
    • Domain Subject Matter Expert
    • End User
    • Regulator
    • Sponsor
  • Enterprise Limitation
  • Knowledge Area:
  • Solution Evaluation