System Environment

Description: Defines the environment in which the current systems and the current solution will work in. Details information such as operating systems, hardware, and networking.
Risk & Impact: The environmental analysis implies constraints for the current solution. Absence or inadequate detail could lead to a solution that won’t run in or integrate into the customer environment.
Upstream Tasks: Business Vision
Downstream Tasks: System Interface Model
Questions Asked:
  1. What hardware is present in the customer environment?
  2. What operating systems are present on those hardware platforms?
  3. What networking infrastructure is in place?
  4. What database infrastructure exists?
  5. What messaging infrastructure exists?
  6. What system management infrastructure exists?
  7. What development infrastructure exists (e.g. languages, tools, etc)?
Deliverables: Environmental Analysis – A narrative document detailing the information gathered above.