The purpose of this competency is to achieve the goals of solutions development, i.e. to:
- evaluate baseline requirements and alternative solutions to achieve them;
- select the optimum solution;
- create a specification for the solution.
You must be able to:
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The ‘necessary expertise’ is dependent upon the context of the work and this may be replaced with specific references to roles from a particular sector, e.g. architects, structural engineers and services engineers.
If a broadly applicable technique such as value management has been introduced in requirements management it should also be included here.
The solution is, in effect, the technical design of an output. Naturally, the knowledge criteria could be expressed in terms that are far more specific to the technical environment as long as the generic principles are covered.
Knowledge and understanding
You need to know and understand: