So What’s an Impact Analysis?Wednesday, March 06, 2013
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It doesn’t take much to remember a time you wish you had “looked before you leaped.” The time you bought furniture that would not fit through the doorway, or the small tree you planted whose roots are now cracking through the sidewalk. Don’t you wish you had given more thought to these changes and their effects BEFORE they were implemented? Well, an impact analysis can help.
An impact analysis is a systematic approach for evaluating changes to a system. It looks at the new feature, enhancement, or problem to be fixed, the underlying reason for change or root cause, and the proposed solution in terms of the existing system and its constraints and requirements. It is part of an overall…