Who is going to be affected?

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Who is writing the business case? Are you the right person? Who are you writing the business case for? What format / length are they expecting? Who else in the organisation needs to be involved? Who are the designated community?

  • Who has the authority to make decisions?
You need to understand your organisational structure

  • Who is the external sponsor?
An external sponsor is a person in another part of the organisation (preferably a senior manager) who will champion your business case
  • Who is providing the infrastructure?
Supporting infrastructure could be provided by many parts of the organisation, for example technology:IT services, staffing or recruitment:Human Resources.
  • Who is the owner of other relevant documentation?
  • Who will determine the value of the assets?
  • Who will monitor implementation of DP?
  • Who will measure whether DP is a success on an ongoing basis?
  • What are the metrics of success? KPIs?
  • Who is supplying the assets / providing DP service?
  • Who is demanding value from the assets?
  • Who will do the DP work? Roles and responsibilities
  • Who will re-use the assets?
  • Who decides how it is catalogued, stored, etc.?
  • Who has responsibility for curation?
  • Who is the collection owner?
  • What is a stakeholder?
  • Do I need a stakeholder map?
  • What sort of language is needed?