A one-day virtual course focused on preparing an effective and compelling business case can be the single most important activity that sets you on the path to success. Bypassing this essential activity because it is assumed to be too difficult or unnecessary is a both ill-advised and unfounded. A project authorized and proceeded without a foundational understanding of its objectives, the required solution(s), benefits and risks can be extremely costly. Equally, a weak business case that does not effectively communicate the value of the investment also does not serve the interests of the business. Knowing how to write a compelling business case that will result in approval and the right portfolio mix is an invaluable skill.
This course provides the essential elements of effective business cases, techniques to elicit and communicate them, and a quick and efficient process that can be adapted to small and complex, structured and agile initiatives alike.
What you can expect to learn from this course:
The key elements of a successful business case
An understanding of the differences in a lite, comprehensive, lean and agile business case
A step-by-step process to create a business case
Methods, models and techniques to discover, analyze, describe, verify and validate the elements of the business case
How to define the project – to just enough detail required
How to provide and define justification for the project
More effective portfolio decisioning – authorization of the best projects and programs most aligned with strategy and with the highest returns
More efficient and effective project initiation – based on a solid foundation, understanding, and acceptance of the project
More successful project delivery – through an advanced assessment of the impacts, risks, and financials
A clear and consistent approach to business case development