So far, we have talked mainly about validating your solution from a technical perspective. This is very important, not least because this is the bulk of what IT projects do, but also because there is a potential financial impact to consider on the organization over the long-term.
The most critical part of validating a solution is, arguably, from the business perspective. This is because the organization can overcome technical inefficiencies, and even unnecessarily high costs, just as long as it can actually function as a business. The organization must achieve its mission and purpose and create an overall positive business value. This is ultimately the most important and real litmus test, and it boils down to a single question:
Will the solution do what the business needs it to do?
The answer, or answers, to this question are clearly not as simple as the question...