Business Cases that Work Course

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One-day Virtual Course on developing effective business cases.

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.

Additional information


Business Analysis


Business Analysts, Project Managers, Program Managers, Portfolio Managers, Project Team Members, Business Architects

Credits Offered


Delivery Method

In-class, Live Online


6 Hours (1-Days x 9am-4pm (ET))


Advanced, Foundational, Intermediate


Public or Private

Vendor / Product Line


Course Outline

Business Case Fundamentals​
What Makes a Good Business Case​
Required Inputs to a Business Case​
Assessing Business Needs​
Justifying a Business Case​
Staging & Communicating a Business Case​

Learning Objectives

  • 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

IAG Training Experience

Whether you are attending online or in person, in a public or a private in-house class, our courses are designed to provide an enjoyable, engaging and effective learning environment. Our instructors are all experienced practitioners and our courses all include demonstrations, examples, and exercises to make the content relevant and meaningful.

Participants receive a participant guide as well as access to our online class workspace for templates, handouts, samples and additional reference material.

  • Lean-Agile Business Cases is a similar course that focuses more on the objectives, style and content of a lite/lean/outline business case used in an agile, scaled agile or lean organization.
  • Our various courses that cover the eliciting of business requirements, vision, scoping, or epics or user stories could be considered recommended pre-requisites to this course given that the business needs to be understood sufficiently to complete and meet the purpose of the business case. Each of those courses introduce the business case and position it as a potential use of prioritized (high-level) requirements. This course provides the understanding of how to prepare that business case.

2 reviews for Business Cases that Work Course

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    Stephen K

    Good course. And the opportunity to participate in the online group class exercise was very beneficial

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    I loved how it relates to eliciting requirements and provides the tools for getting a project started

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