Feasibility reports evaluate the practicality and desirability of some course
of action. The reports are written to choose between two or more alternatives.
- Should answer the reader’s question, “Why is it important for
us to consider these alternatives?”
- Should announce the alternative courses of action studied and how they were
Criteria are the standards you apply in a feasibility study.
- There are two ways to present criteria
- Separate criteria section devoted to identifying and explaining the
- Integrate your presentation of criteria into the report.
Overview of Alternatives
Ensures readers understand the alternatives before evaluating them.
The evaluation of course or courses of action studied.
- Put most important points first.
- Dismiss obviously unsuitable alternatives.
Overall assessment of the feasibility of the alternatives courses of action.
- Answers the reader's question, “What do you think we should do?
- Readers understand you thought out the alternatives; therefore, they want
- Sometimes information will be lacking; therefore, you should put limitations
in the report and advise readers of other options.