Business Case Development for Business and IT Professionals

  • Tuition USD $1,295
  • Reviews star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_half 1066 Ratings
  • Course Code BBCASE
  • Duration 2 days
  • Available Formats Classroom

The purpose of a business case is to justify the approval of a project by clearly stating the benefits to be delivered. In today's economy, more and more decision makers are requesting easy to understand and straight forward information to decide which projects they should invest in and which ones to put aside. Only projects that can show a direct and solid return on investment or those that have presented a compelling and believable "strategic importance" will be approved. Business and IT professionals have two choices right now; either sit on the sidelines and wait till the economic environment is better to push their project(s) through or learn how to build a convincing business case. Whether you are a decision maker who wants your staff to propose and present good solid reasons for a project to be funded or a Business or IT Professional, this class will provide the knowledge and hands on experience to create a credible and compelling business case.

Who Can Benefit

This course is designed for anyone wanting to write an effective business case, including:

  • Business Customer, Users or Partners
  • Business Analysts
  • Business Systems Analysts
  • Project Managers
  • Program Managers
  • Team Leaders
  • IT Managers
  • Supervisors
  • Operational Managers
  • Systems Analysts

Course Details

What Purpose Does a Business Case Serve?

  • What is a Business Case
  • Why is a Business Case Needed
  • Where does the Business Case fit into the Project Selection Process
  • Who Creates a Business Case

Laying the Groundwork for Creating the Business Case

  • Recognizing Needs, Problems and Opportunities
  • Elements and building blocks of a Business Case
  • Analyzing Stakeholders and Decision Makers
  • Current verses Future Capabilities

Problem Definition and Alternative Techniques

  • Connecting Cause and Effect
  • Ask the Right Questions
  • Be a Critical Thinker
  • Creative Problem Solving

Defining and Refining the Solution Scope

  • Project Objectives
  • Is it a Project or a Program
  • Defining the Criteria for Success
  • Possible Project Dependencies
  • What is a Constraint

Estimating the Proposed Solution

  • Why Should I Care about Estimating
  • Estimating Techniques
  • Vendor Assessment
  • Watch out for Targets
  • Look out for Assumptions

Risk Assessment and Impact

  • What is True Risk?
  • The Risky Questions
  • Facing the Unknown
  • Determining Probability and Impact

Business Case Value Proposition

  • Business Case Value Proposition
  • Understanding the Metrics
  • Return on Investment (ROI)
  • Many Ways to Measure Benefits & Cost

Presenting the Business Case

  • What Other Information do You Need
  • State the Facts
  • Remember to be Persuasive
  • Being Conscious of What You Say and How You Say It

When does class start/end?

Classes begin promptly at 9:00 am, and typically end at 5:00 pm.

Does the course schedule include a Lunchbreak?

Lunch is normally an hour long and begins at noon. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and juice are available all day in the kitchen. Fruit, muffins and bagels are served each morning. There are numerous restaurants near each of our centers, and some popular ones are indicated on the Area Map in the Student Welcome Handbooks - these can be picked up in the lobby or requested from one of our ExitCertified staff.

How can someone reach me during class?

If someone should need to contact you while you are in class, please have them call the center telephone number and leave a message with the receptionist.

What languages are used to deliver training?

Most courses are conducted in English, unless otherwise specified. Some courses will have the word "FRENCH" marked in red beside the scheduled date(s) indicating the language of instruction.

What does GTR stand for?

GTR stands for Guaranteed to Run; if you see a course with this status, it means this event is confirmed to run. View our GTR page to see our full list of Guaranteed to Run courses.

Does ExitCertified deliver group training?

Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.

Does ExitCertified deliver group training?

Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals, and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.

The course materials are outstanding and the instructor was friendly, focused and had command of the course.

I can only say Thank You for persisting - following up and getting me into this class. Well spent 20-25 hours

J`aime l´environnement, la façon dont les labs sont organises. Sauf que je ne peux pas faire de click droit sur ces pages. Pour les labs çà aurait été utile.

Classes are great but i feel the course timeline is too short and hence the topics are rushed up to complete on time.

It was a pleasant experience from registration all through the course. I just wish they would have covered 100% of the material covered by the exam.

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