How to Build an IT Business Case
A business case is logical, fact-based argument (a “case”) advocating business investment a course-of-action. This workshop focuses on building the business case for investment in a project or acquisition. Information technology (IT) projects and acquisitions are emphasized.
RMS has successfully delivered business case training to business and government professionals for over 15-years. Workshop participants are typically IT professionals and business analysts. They still expect three things from this workshop:
It takes more than a good IT solution to win executive endorsement; decision-makers demand proof. Today, anyone who advocates investment in a project is expected to “make the case”. Workshop participants learn how to deliver a basic project business case that is: concise, clear, credible and compelling.
Our workshop participants are busy professionals who must complete informative and persuasive cases quickly. Top-level management expects them to “make the case”. The stakes are high. The decision choice is simple: “Go” or “No-Go”. A successful case can secure executive buy-in; a weak case leads to outright rejection or endless requests for “more information”.
Professionals in commercial or government organizations who propose and make “Go/No-Go” project decisions. This is for people who:
Every participant receives an 80-page session workbook. The class workbook includes: step-by-step case-building instructions, more than 25 useful writing and data table templates, and real-world illustrative examples.
Participants often ask several important questions about prerequisites during the workshop. Here are three:
1. Do I need to know accounting or finance?
No. Accounting and finance knowledge or skill is not required for this workshop. When finance-related topics are discussed (e.g., “financial ROI”), the material is presented and explained in plain language that anyone can understand.
2. I’m a technical professional – not a writer.
Will this hamper learning?
Not at all. The case-writer’s role is to gather the best available facts and explain what the facts reveal in simple terms. The workshop provides templates and examples to guide you. Participants are not expected to be expert writers.
3. This is all new to me. Will this be over my
Very few people have completed formal business case-building training. Even if you have never seen a “business case”, you will be able to learn and apply the straightforward step-by-step technique taught in this workshop.
If you have other questions about prerequisites or aren’t sure if this workshop is for you, just ask. We will be pleased to answer any questions or concerns. Write to us at inquiries@RMS.net. One of our expert trainers will answer you. No sales person will contact you – we don’t have any!
RMS’ curriculum is designed to meet the needs of busy professionals. Learn what you need to know, when you need to know it.
About the Business Case Workshop
You are likely to have some questions about this workshop, e.g., “how much does it cost?” Click here to see answers to the following questions: