Advanced Business Case Writing

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Advanced Business Case Writing Training Course in United States

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Learn the importance of carefully analysing, creating and communicating a successful business case in order to maximize its chance for approval. In this business analysis training course, you gain the skills to define desired outcomes, design evaluation criteria, weigh costs against benefits, and communicate a comprehensive business case to improve decision making.

Introduction :

  • Fundamentals of business case
  • Where the business case fits into the project life cycle
  • Business case as an organization process asset

Defining The Business Case :

The six-step process model

  • Defining the ADAPTS business case analysis process
  • Focusing on the required elements
  • Examining the role and value of the steps

Identifying the benefits and risks of the process

  • Business case structure and process
  • Proving that benefits are realized

Agreeing on the Scope :

The two-step scoping process

  • Harvesting stakeholder goals
  • Clarifying the business drivers

Applying the stakeholder perception matrix

  • Creating the problem statement
  • Turning goals into business requirements
  • Developing the Initiative :

Conducting stakeholder analysis

  • Identifying business-level stakeholders
  • Capturing user scenarios

Deducing key decision criteria

  • Constructing a compliance matrix from the scenarios
  • Prioritizing criteria with affinity diagramming

Determining possible alternatives

  • Practical tools for researching alternatives
  • Applying key criteria to judge alternate solutions
  • Comparing Costs and Benefits :

Estimating costs

  • Benefiting from a Cost Estimation Worksheet
  • Evaluating and selecting financial appraisal methods

Forecasting benefits

  • Categorizing tangible and intangible benefits
  • Proving intangible benefits with a benefits rationale

Creating and applying a basic cost model

  • Employing four common financial analysis tools
  • Producing a cash flow model
  • Managing Business Case Risk :

Risk assessment methods and tools

  • Recognizing the impact of time and risk
  • Creating and using a risk register
  • Applying a risk assessment matrix

Prioritizing risks

  • Framing risk with your stakeholder analysis
  • Aligning risk evaluation with stakeholder point of view
  • Targeting Your Recommendation :

Delivering and positioning the solution

  • Three common decision-making heuristics
  • Aligning the business case with stakeholders

Aligning and prioritizing initiatives

  • Prioritizing and selecting alternatives
  • Selecting the business case delivery methodology
  • Crafting a Persuasive Business Case :

Preparing the document

  • Overcoming the business document paradox
  • Minimizing content to get maximum results

Polishing the Executive Summary

  • Exploiting the Executive Summary template
  • Avoiding common mistakes
  • Presenting the Business Case :

Organizing your presentation

  • Revisiting key decision-maker hot buttons
  • Preparing the message
  • Sequencing the content
  • Tailoring your presentation to the audience

Selecting the delivery medium

  • Communicating your case with confidence
  • Templates to build powerful presentations and wall-walks

Improving the presentation

  • Validating your presentation
  • Generating feedback for improvement
  • Managing Business Case Risk :

Risk assessment methods and tools

  • Recognizing the impact of time and risk
  • Creating and using a risk register
  • Applying a risk assessment matrix

Prioritizing risks

  • Framing risk with your stakeholder analysis
  • Aligning risk evaluation with stakeholder point of view

What you will learn :

  • Analyse, create, and communicate a compelling business case
  • Identify and prioritize alternative solutions to align with business criteria
  • Perform cost-benefit analysis
  • Identify the risks associated with an initiative

 

Benefits for you as an individual :

You will feel more confident as to the typical contents of a Business Case and to understand the purpose of the major headings. You will also understand the purpose of a Business Case and the importance of it as a document that reflects the state of a project at any time and its use in reviews to gauge the ongoing viability of the project.

 

Benefits for your organisation :

Business Cases are sometimes written to secure funding and are then left on the shelf. This course emphasises the importance of treating the Business Case as a living document and the basis for a project continuing, as well as commencing. This approach ensures that a project or piece of work continues to provide value as it develops and changes.

An awareness of Project Management, and an exposure to Business Cases.

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