A business case is the primary vehicle for getting approval to carrying out a change initiative or project. It needs to demonstrate a viable balance between cost, benefits and risks as well as describing options and approach. Creating an effective business case is a challenging task often needing specific skills that managers may only use infrequently.
This practical workshop is designed to provide a structured approach to creating good business cases, together with an understanding of some of the difficult issues that will have to be addressed.
A core of this workshop will be group work on a practical simulation of a business case, with delegates progressively developing a business case during the day.
The purpose of the business case
Identifying the target audience
Creating the right structure
Identifying and assessing options, costs and benefits
Identifying and validating data
Identifying, assessing and quantifying risk
The first draft – challenge and review
Gaining formal approval
Updating the business case after approval
This workshop is aimed at managers who need to develop business cases for initiatives and projects, or to understand how to construct and evaluate them
We can deliver this course on your premises, saving your delegates travel and subsistence costs and disruption
I thought the session was pitched really well, with enough ideas for us to discuss but also some to look into following the session. I found the menaces and ideas for communication particularly useful, and will be able to adapt the strategies to use in my work.A recent delegate