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Bulletproof Business Cases Training

Course ID: WML-BBC
Duration: 1 Days

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Project teams 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. No one likes working on misguided projects, or efforts that don’t meet business needs, or projects doomed for failure. Worst of all are projects that are cancelled because of lack of support or sponsorship. A well-defined business case helps prevent these issues.

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. Bulletproof 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 bulletproof business case. You will learn and practice applying each step in a 5-part approach to developing business cases. Help contribute to your organization’s bottom line with bulletproof business cases!

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For groups of 5 or more, let Intertech bring this course to your location. Customized versions tailored towards your objectives are also available.

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Learning Objectives

  • Describe the essential components and roles needed for an effective business case.
  • Explain the need for business cases even when faced with business leaders anxious to “jump to a solution.”
  • Plan and execute the steps needed for a business case effort using an approach that helps you function as a “trusted advisor” or management consultant to your organization.
  • Define business needs through solid situation statements, the cornerstone of an effective business case.
  • Select and use appropriate techniques for determining root causes of business problems or the main drivers of opportunities.
  • Use one or more of the methods presented to formulate recommendations in a business case.
  • Perform cost-benefit analysis for business cases using standard financial valuation formulas.
  • Prepare an implementation plan and evaluation measures for a business case.

Why Take This Course

  • Learn apractical and repeatable process for developing solid business cases.
  • Guide your organization to solve the right problems and address the right business needs.
  • Help prevent unwarranted and potentially wasteful projects from getting initiated.
  • Function as a trusted advisor to your business.
  • The small-class environment, practical exercises, and a realistic case study keep you engaged and aid in your retention and learning.


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

Course Outline

  • Purpose, Content, and Rolesfor Business Cases
  • Define the Business Need: Understanding the Situation
  • Analyzing the Business Need
  • Making Sound Recommendations
  • Performing Cost-Benefit Analysis to Cost-Justify a Recommendation
  • Finalizing a Business Case: Implementation and Evaluation Considerations

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