Building an Effective Business Case Training

Level: Foundation
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In this Building a Business Case training course you will learn the importance of carefully analysing, creating, and communicating a successful business case in order to maximise its chance for approval. You will gain the skills to define desired outcomes, design evaluation criteria, weigh costs against benefits, and communicate a comprehensive business case to improve decision making.

To learn how to build a business case you will participate in a two-day simulation, creating a business case from start to finish. Supported by video, games, collaborative software, and your instructor (available as your consultant) you will design, present, and deliver a business case.

Key Features of this Building a Business Case Training:

  • After-course instructor coaching benefit
  • Learning Tree end-of-course exam included
  • After-course computing sandbox included

You Will Learn How To:

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



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In Class & Live, Online Training

  • 2-day instructor-led training course
  • After-course instructor coaching benefit
  • Learning Tree end-of-course exam included
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In Class & Live, Online Training

Note: This course runs for 2 Days *

*Events with the Partial Day Event clock icon run longer than normal but provide the convenience of half-day sessions.

  • 28 - 29 Sep 2:00 PM - 9:30 PM BST Online (AnyWare) Online (AnyWare) Reserve Your Seat

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Building a Business Case Course Information

  • Course Materials

    • Course training material will be provided to attendees
    • In this highly interactive training students spend 75% of time in-class ‘doing’
    • Attendees will be given access to several templates to use back at work

Building a Business Case Course Outline

  • Business Case Fundamentals

    Business case introduction

    • •The reasons for constructing a business case
    • •Introduction to the simulation

    Business case content and context

    • •The business case in the business project life-cycle
    • •Business options in the business case
    • •Business case content and structure
    • •The Business Case as organisational process asset

    The Business Case Process

    • •Introducing the ADAPTS business case analysis process
    • •Focusing on the required elements
    • •Examining the role and value of the steps
  • Managing Stakeholders and Requirements

    Stakeholder Identification and Management

    • •Identifying business-level stakeholders
    • •Conducting stakeholder analysis
    • •Harvesting stakeholder goals

    Determining the Problem

    • •Clarifying the business goals
    • •Creating a Problem Statement

    Documenting the scope

    • •Turning goals into business requirements
    • •Documenting the business requirements
  • Selecting Options

    Deducing key decision criteria

    • •Weighting decision criteria
    • •Determining possible alternatives

    Researching alternatives

    • •Examining the business options
    • •Developing the options for presentation
  • Identifying & Measuring Costs & Benefits

    Estimating costs

    • •Establishing costs
    • •Evaluating and selecting financial appraisal methods
    • •Creating and applying a basic cost model

    Forecasting benefits

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

    Investment appraisal

    • •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

    Prioritising risks

    • •Applying a risk assessment matrix
    • •Framing risk with your stakeholder analysis
    • •Aligning risk evaluation with stakeholder point of view
  • Presenting the Business Case

    Targeting Your Recommendation

    • •Delivering and positioning the solution
    • •Aligning the business case with stakeholders
    • •Aligning and prioritising initiatives
    • •Prioritising and selecting alternatives
    • •Selecting the business case delivery methodology

    Crafting a Persuasive Business Case

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

    Presenting the Business Case

    • •Organizing your presentation
    • •Preparing the message
    • •Sequencing the content

    Tailoring your presentation to the audience

    • •Selecting the delivery medium
    • •Communicating your case with confidence
    • •Validating your presentation
    • •Generating feedback for improvement

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Building a Business Case Training FAQs

  • What business case tools and templates will I bring back to the office?

    Attendees will be given access to several templates to use back at work such as financial and stakeholder analysis tools.

  • Can I learn how to build a business case online?

    Yes! We know your busy work schedule may prevent you from getting to one of our classrooms which is why we offer convenient online training to meet your needs wherever you want, including online training.

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