We’ve updated the goal diagram for Explore Initial Scope, an Inception Phase goal. The new version of the diagram is follows, as does a summary of the changes that we made and the previous version of the diagram.
The New Version of the Goal Diagram
We made the following changes to the diagram:
- Renamed several process factors so that they would start with a verb. For example, Level of Detail was renamed Choose the Level of Detail. This is basically a style issue that we will be applying going forward.
- The biggest change is that we split the factor View Types into Explore Usage, Explore the Domain, Explore the Process, Explore User Interface (UI) Needs, and Explore General Requirements. We want to make the model type options clear as many people found View Types to be too abstract of a concept.
- We reworked the options for Apply Modeling Strategy to be clearer – Informal modeling sessions became Agile modeling (informal) sessions and Formal Modeling Sessions became Joint Application Requirements (JAR) sessions.
- In Choose the Level of Detail the “None” option was reworded to “No Models” to a make this more explicit.
The Previous Version of the Goal Diagram