Prepare for Elicitation


The purpose of Prepare for Elicitation is to understand the scope of the elicitation activity, select appropriate techniques, and plan for (or procure) appropriate supporting materials and resources.


Business analysts prepare for elicitation by defining the desired outcomes of the activity, considering the stakeholders involved and the goals of the initiative. This includes determining which work products will be produced using the elicitation results, deciding which techniques are best suited to produce those results,
establishing the elicitation logistics, identifying any supporting materials needed, and understanding circumstances to foster collaboration during an elicitation activity.

  • Needs
  • Stakeholder Engagement Approach
  • Elements:
    • Understand the Scope of Elicitation
    • Select Elicitation Techniques
    • Set Up Logistics
    • Secure Supporting Material
    • Prepare Stakeholders
    Guidelines and Tools:
    • Business Analysis Approach
    • Business Objectives
    • Existing Business Analysis Information
    • Potential Value
  • Brainstorming
  • Data Mining
  • Document Analysis
  • Estimation
  • Mind Mapping
  • Risk Analysis and Management
  • Stakeholder List, Map, or Personas
  • Stakeholders:
    • Domain Subject Matter Expert
    • Project Manager
    • Sponsor
  • Elicitation Activity Plan
  • Knowledge Area:
  • Elicitation and Collaboration