IT:AD:BOSCARD

Summary

BOSCARD is an acronym developed to focus the development of IT:AD:ToR documents. Also helps with PIDs.

Superceded by IT:AD:BOSSCAARRDD

BOSCARD stands for: Background, Opportunities, Scope, Constraints, Assumptions, Roles, Deliverables.

Although good, over time I've felt that it's missing mentioning other key concepts. BOSCARD+ would be:

  • Background [Opportunity]
    • Stakeholders (Identify key IT:AD:RASCI stakeholders)
    • SWOT (sometimes referred to as the Problem Definition and/or Opportunities)
    • Drivers (these are the Concerns of key stakeholders)
    • Goals (can be under Objectives)
  • [Goals &] Objectives (Benefits)
    • Objectives
  • Stakeholders
  • Scope [In/Out]
  • [Dependencies]
  • Constraints
  • Assumptions
  • Risks
  • [Issues]
  • Deliverables
  • Governance (ie Roles)
  • Approach (for added clarity)
  • Post-Mortem