Need an analogy?
Think of a solution definition like a high level blueprint for building your new home. Ideally, you’d like to have a finished basement, a pool, an impressive patio, and a bonfire pit. Each project has its own details and requirements, but collectively they form a master plan for how you envision your dream home.
Once you have this vision defined, you can break it into manageable parts and plan them over time.
Why does it matter?
A clearly defined solution definition gives you a high level framework for planning, prioritizing, and understanding the work that is ahead of you.
How does it apply?
Your solution definition is the master plan for your digital product, and helps to understand the product at 10,000 feet so you can effectively execute from 10 feet.