Data Standards for Needs Assessment

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on Aug 29, 2012 14:52.

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The newly designed needs assessment form conforms with the RTI standard form that is being used to collect data from customers.

|| \# \\ || Data Element \\ || Type \\ || Required \\
(Y/N) \\ || Value \\ || Description \\ || Note \\ ||
(e.g. competitors, suppliers) \\ | Not used for search \\ |
| 13 \\ | Technology Criteria \\ | Text \\
(Multiple Selection) \\ | N \\ | \- | What are the technical attributes of the solution/source sought: e.g., physical/ chemical etc., properties, performance criteria, material/process type; maturity; registrations/certifications, qualifications/capabilities? \\ | For each of the criteria , \\
"Name" contains the criteria name \\
"Description" contains a short description of criteria \\
"Option" has to be one of these: must, could ,should \\ |
| 14 \\ | Business Criteria \\ | Text \\
(Multiple Selection) | N | \- \\ | What are the business considerations that a solution/source must meet: e.g., cost, time frames, volumes/quantities, market/competitive/geographical factors \\ | For each of the criteria , \\
"Name" contains the criteria name \\
"Description" contains a short description of criteria \\
"Option" has to be one of these: must, could ,should \\ |
| 15 \\ | Adoption Criteria \\ | Text \\
(Multiple Selection) \\ | N | \- \\ | What internal constraints exist for adopting the solution/source sought: e.g. skills, resources, developmental funds, facilities, safety, time frame; or external partner/ user/ application constraints/requirements \\ | For each of the criteria , \\
"Name" contains the criteria name \\
"Description" contains a short description of criteria \\
"Option" has to be one of these: must, could ,should \\ |
| 16 \\ | Preferred Solution Provider/Source Type \\ | Text \\
(Multiple Selection) | N \\ | * Technology provider
* Development partner
* Custom supplier
* Experts/specialist
* Other | Preference for the type of solution provider the company is looking for \\ | Not used for searching \\ |
| 17 \\ | Search Resources \\ | Text \\ | N \\ | \- \\ | Known trade and industry associations, experts, organizations, tools, references, certifications, databases etc. \\ | Not used for search \\ |
| 18 \\ | Technology Abstract \\ | Text \\ | N \\ | \- \\ | A non-disclosing description of the technology sought \\ | Used for keyword extraction \\ |
| 19 \\ | Cause of Challenge \\ | Text \\ | N \\ | \- \\ | How did the technical challenge arise or become apparent \\ | Not used for search \\ |
| 20 \\ | Impact of Challenge to Company \\ | Text \\ | N \\ | \- \\ | How will the company benefit from a solution, source, or new option \\ | Not used for search \\ |
| 21 \\ | Business Opportunity \\ | Text \\ | N \\ | \- \\ | The business motivation for addressing the problem/issue. \\ | Not used for search \\ |
| 22 \\ | Goal of Scouting Project \\ | Text \\ | N \\ | \- \\ | Desired outcome/goal for this scouting project \\ | Not used for search \\ |
| 23 \\ | Scouting Limitations/Boundaries \\ | Text \\ | N \\ | \- \\ | Geographical constraints, bound on the number of solution spaces, sectors, sources, or options not to consider \\ | Not used for search \\ |
The newly designed needs assessment form conforms with the RTI standard form that is being used to collect data from customers.