Needs Analysis

Needs Analysis

Your challenges

Your challenges

  • Implementing a project that is relevant to your customers’ current and future needs
  • Avoiding back-and-forth discussions and oversights during studies
  • Designing an installation optimised in terms of cost within the deadline
  • Ensuring that the operation of the installation is taken into account

Your goals

Conducting a Needs Analysis in order to:

  • Identify, describe and challenge your customers’ current and future needs
  • Take into account the project environment, constraints and risks
  • Clarify the scope of the project and the functions to include
  • Provide information to produce functional specifications
  • • Assist in the investment decision
Your goals
Our method

Our method

The Needs Analysis method is an integral part of Value Management in accordance with the EN 12973 standard. It is based on:

  • A preparatory phase involving the contracting party and the project manager, defining the goals and scope of the Needs Analysis
  • A working group phase – involving customers (or their in-house representatives), contracting party and project manager representatives and in-house specialists – to describe the needs, identify the project’s environment, constraints and risks, clarify the functional and physical scope, identify the various possible options, evaluate the project’s profitability, prepare a schedule etc.
  • The delivery of a report providing all the information exchanged during the preliminary study so that functional specifications can be drafted

Our approach

A good project definition results from a good needs definition: The Needs Analysis is thus a fundamental stage of the project, involving everyone in its content and the performance expected. This is why our consultancy approach is based on:

  • Understanding the specific features of your business sector and the demands of your customers
  • Involving all the players in your project, including the voices of both external and internal customers
  • Challenging every aspect of the project to ensure an accurate, complete project definition and prepare for the decision on whether to commit
  • Reaching a consensus on the definition and the expected performance of the project through the commitment of everyone involved
Our approach

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Contact us
To optimise your projects and processes, contact  Cécile Danion Project & Process Optimisation Consultant & coach OPTIDIA 4B rue de la Doulline 69340 Francheville - France T +33 (0)6 43 57 40 19 @ Retrouvez-moi sur Viadeo Retrouvez-moi sur Linkedin
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My goals: adapting to your context, establishing a relationship of trust while asking tough questions, bringing my high standards and rigour to every mission you entrust to me.

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Targeting continuous improvement and quality for her clients, Cécile Danion, industrial project management and process performance consultant and founder of Optidia, is a certified member of the AQCERA consultants' network, the Association of Consultancy Quality – labels
Standardised methods
  • Value Management
  • Project risk management

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