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?
Relevant documentation to your business case could be located in many different parts of your organisation, for example: institutional archive, departmental policy documents. Be careful not miss important sources of information by working in a vacuum.
- 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?