STEP 1. FEASIBILITY ASSESSMENT
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Feasibility Assessment Instructions
The Feasibility Assessment document is an optional first step in the Life Cycle process. It allows either 1) a SPA initiated set of capabilities to be scoped and alternatives with preliminary cost estimates to be developed, or 2) an unplanned requirement scoped alternatives developed and preliminary costing information to be developed. The sections include a Management Summary, Introduction, General Information, Alternatives Considered, Comparison of Alternatives, Recommendations and Conclusions, Approvals/Concurrence and a Glossary.
The management summary should include a description of the proposed project and reference the SC strategic plan and business model requirement being satisfied by the proposed effort. It should also summarize the results of the assessment and identify the best recommendation to proceed to the project planning stage.
Provide all references to SC and DOE documents used in developing the feasibility assessment.
Identify the methodology used to develop this assessment.
Provide a description of the SC organization/business environment currently serviced by existing systems and/or technology solutions to includecurrent operations, physical environment and user-organizations serviced.
Identify the business objectives to be addressed by the proposed project.
Provide a complete project scope identifying the technical boundaries of the project with respect to processes, products and/or benefits to be realized by the project.
Identify all issues that may impact the development, implementation and operations of the proposed project.
Identify strategic level requirements of the proposed project.
Identify all assumptions and constraints that may impact the development, implementation and operations of the proposed project.
Identify all alternatives for the proposed project
Describe research performed to develop alternatives.
Identify hardware, software and technology components necessary for each proposed alternative and review the economic feasibility of the proposed technology.
Provide a complete comparison of each alternative option including costs, benefits and impacts to the organization.
Prepare recommendation and requirement action items to initiate the project.
Include an appropriate SC concurrence/approval section
Provide a glossary of all technical terminology used within the document.
Use appendices to document any specific alternative vendor information.