Building Better Business Cases

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General Information

Length and Learning Modes: 1 day

Project professionals often find themselves developing business cases for the performing organization. When asked to do so, it is critical to create a solid business case. All too often, project teams are asked to implement a solution before the underlying problem is known or assessed. An essential ingredient to successful projects is a clear and relevant business case. It provides both insights into and a proposed solution for important business needs. Strong business cases contain feasible and effective ways of justifying and recommending projects that squarely address business needs, both problems and opportunities. Through this course, you will learn a repeatable process that starts with identifying business needs and ends with a strong business case. You will learn and practice applying each step in a 5-part approach to developing business cases.



Skill Level: Basic

Project professionals who are asked to create business cases for their organization, including business analysts, project managers, business relationship managers, internal or external consultants, process analysts, or business staff.

Development Units:
PDUs: 7
CDUs: 7
CEUs: 0.7

To help assimilate the tools and techniques learned, there is a mixture of individual and group exercises based on a case study throughout the course. Students need to be prepared for a high level of participation. Each participant receives a comprehensive student guide with the tools, techniques, and template to use in class to a real-world situation.


Business Case Overview

Define the Business Need

Analyze the Business Need

Making Sound Recommendations

Perform Cost-Benefit Analysis

Plan Implementation and Evaluation of a Business Case


Watermark Learning constantly improves its course offerings to ensure the best training possible and to keep you abreast of the latest industry trends. As a result, this outline is subject to change.

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