Use this Statement of Needs (aka Needs Statement) template to describe a business need or a deficiency in your organization, justify the exploration of an alternative solutions to resolve this need, and then provide estimated costs for these actions.
Use this Needs Statement template to:
- Help Project Stakeholders understands why investment is required to address this business need.
- Identify an idea (for example, training to improve customer service) that may require an investment depending on the specific business need.
- Provide sufficient information to justify whether or not your organization should move forward with the development of a Business Case.
- The Needs Statement document is often developed before the Business Case and serves as a fore-runner for this document.