What is the difference between a situation statement and a business need? does a business need a situation statement after validation?
what format can be used to express it a business need ?
Situation statement explains the problem to be solved or opportunity that need to be explored. It helps to understand the situation properly. It helps that a right solution is identified for the well understood problem/opportunity
Once situation statement is drafted, the next step is to get the approval for it. If stakeholders are agreed that situation mentioned in the situation statement could be a right problem to solve or opportunity to be explored - it becomes the business need.
So Business Need is the approved situation statement.
The format of situation statement is -
The format of a situation statement is as follows:
• Problem (or opportunity) of “a”
• Has the effect of “b”
• With the impact of “c”
As I told once situation statement is approved, it is a business need and same format can be used to describe business need.