Creating Bullet-Proof Business Cases

Course Duration: 1 day

Professional Development Units (PDU’s): 7

Course Description: This course will provide the manager with techniques to effectively capture and analyze projected costs and benefits from their project efforts. The examination of both one-time and ongoing costs, as well as the integration of extensive checklists and analysis tools makes this course useful for the project manager who is looking to justify a new project or validate an in-process project effort.

Key Learning Objectives

  • discuss business implications of selecting & implementing a project
  • review implications of not selecting a project
  • understand how projects tie-in to business metrics
  • verify how projects impact business processes and procedures
  • discuss typical project benefits
  • learn to define successful completion criteria
  • review the following project components to be estimated – equipment, software, resources, vendor resources, maintenance agreements, post implementation support, and long-term costs
  • perform project cost benefit analysis using return on investment (ROI) and payback period
  • know how to build a business case end-to-end
  • understand how to validate project results

Audience: This course is intended for managers, project managers, financial analysts and business analysts responsible for justifying projects via business cases.

Course Prerequisites: A basic understanding of project processes prior to the course is helpful.

Course Price: For on-site courses please contact Mindavation on 1-866-888-MIND(6463) or e-mail For public course availability and price see Public Course Schedule.

PMBOK® Guide Knowledge Areas:

  • Project Cost Management
  • Project Procurement Management
  • Project Quality Management
  • Project Risk Management
  • Project Scope Management

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