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Solution Evaluation

Posted: Thu Dec 08, 2016 3:25 am
by shihabchungath
I am confused with solution Evaluation domain.Is this activity carried out after implementation or before implementing a solution? It says KPI is measure of evaluation. KPIs are related to the running business to know the health of organization.If a solution brings good health,this means the solution is implemented and business is making profit out of it.
At the same time it says testing is a measure of evaluation.This means solution is not implemented yet.In this scenario how we use KPI for solution evaluation?.and how we use test data and solution under testing for business projection?

Re: Solution Evaluation

Posted: Fri Dec 09, 2016 1:36 am
by saket
.Is this activity carried out after implementation or before implementing a solution?


It is done incrementally , but the final evaluation comes once the solution is implemented, like you want to save 3 hours of your time from your day, you picked solution of buying a car for traveling, now in starting you evaluate will the buying a car save 3 hours (you are doing solution evaluation ) and once you buy car after sometime you look back and see are you able to save 3 hours in day? you are doing solution evaluation. In project content it can be done at multiple stages.

It says KPI is measure of evaluation. KPIs are related to the running business to know the health of organization.If a
solution brings good health,this means the solution is implemented and business is making profit out of it.
At the same time it says testing is a measure of evaluation.This means solution is not implemented yet.In this scenario how we use KPI for solution evaluation?.and how we use test data and solution under testing for business projection?


When you do not have final solution yet, you use whatever you have to see will the solution will solve your business problem and KPI in above example is saving 3 hours in day. So you look at multiple stages based on whatever you have, to see if my goal is getting met. You use all validation technique for evaluation as well.

Is it testing? testing of car is testing, taking test drive and evaluating based on specification, testing the roads for drive, but even the car is good does not necessary solve your saving 3 hours problem, so this is how it is different from testing.

Re: Solution Evaluation

Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 3:26 am
by sgupta22
How to differentiate between evaluation, verification and validation?

Re: Solution Evaluation

Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:13 am
by seema.sonkiya
For the difference in Requirement Verification & Validation, watch the following video:



When we come to the Solution Evaluation, we mainly see the differences between Solution Evaluation and Validation.

The objectives of Solution Evaluation is to evaluate how well the delivered solution fulfills the requirements and meets the business need. It is the 5th domain of business analysis and includes activities (but not limited to):
• Help in identifying metrics to evaluate the solution
• Facilitate to produce summary report for the go/no-go business and technical decisions when releasing an entire solution or a segment of it
• Help in identifying point of diminishing returns
• Facilitate in identifying new or changed requirements, which may lead to solution refinement or new solutions

The Evaluation is super-set of validation. In validation, if each individual requirements validated then, it will increase the probability that solution will give the benefit and that is the Goal of Benefit Realization. Example like: One of the tasks of Solution Evaluation is to validate solution's test results, reports, and other test evidence against the requirements acceptance criteria to determine whether the solution satisfies the requirements.

Please, go through the Solution Evaluation videos from the study material, and ask questions if something is not clear.

As per Business Analysis Practice Guide, the big picture of Solution Evaluation is attached:

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