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In this course, you'll learn the most common disciplines and methodologies used to create and present a business case with clear, concise, and fact-based arguments that highlight project benefits, costs, and risks to win approval for projects.

  • Course Start Date: 2021-09-27
  • Time: 12:00:00 - 18:00:00
  • Duration: 4 days 12:00 PM - 06:00 PM
  • Location: Virtual
  • Delivery Method(s): Virtual Instructor Led
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Course Outline

Pre-Requisites

Business Analysis Essentials Project Management Fundamentals

Lessons

COURSE OVERVIEW

In this course, you'll learn the most common disciplines and methodologies used to create and present a business case with clear, concise, and fact-based arguments that highlight project benefits, costs, and risks to win approval for projects. You'll learn the underlying structure and content of a business case as well as the role your audience plays in the development of it. Further, you'll learn basic techniques for determining financial ROI, non-tangible benefits, and the probability of meeting expectations.

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

  • Key elements of a business case document and presentation
  • How to justify the investment to solve a business problem in a clear, concise, fact-based manner
  • Basic financial metrics used within a business case, including feasibility studies and ROI analyses
  • Ways to improve the odds of project approval
  • Steps to prove your recommendation is "best"
  • A step-by-step development process to create a business case

OUTLINE

Virtual Classroom Live Outline

1. The Case for a Business Case

  • The Needs of Decision Makers
  • Business Cases

2. Business Case Foundations

  • Business Case Requirements
  • Competition for Resources
  • Business Case Roles and Responsibilities
  • Business Case Content
  • The Business Case and Project Portfolio Management
  • The Business Case and the Product Life Cycle
  • Business Case Process Overview

3. It Starts with Business Objectives

  • The Role of Business Objectives

  • Types of Business Objectives
  • The Business Case Subject Statement

4. Comparing Alternatives: Costs

  • Answering Difficult Questions about Costs
  • The Cost Model
  • Cost Model Categories
  • Cost Assumptions

5. Comparing Alternatives: Benefits

  • Answering Difficult Questions about Benefits
  • The Benefits Model
  • Benefit Types
  • Steps for Computing Financial Benefits
  • Benefits Assumptions

6. Cash Flow and Financial Metrics

  • The Cash Flow Statement
  • Common Financial Metrics

7. Risk and Sensitivity Analysis

  • Risk Definition
  • Risk Analysis for the Business Case
  • Sensitivity Analysis

8. The Business Case Process

  • Business Case Process Overview
  • Prepare Phase
  • Methods Phase
  • Analysis Phase
  • Report Phase

9. The Business Case Document and Presentation

  • Business Case Reporting
  • Business Case Content
  • Executive Presentation

10. Follow-Up: What Happens After Project Selection

  • Business Case Re-Evaluation
  • Final Recommendations for Business Cases

LABS

Virtual Classroom Live Labs

Exercise 1: Be an Executive for a Day

Exercise 2: Completing a Business Case

Exercise 3: Creating Business Objectives and the Business Case Subject Statement

Exercise 4: Developing a Cost Model

Exercise 5: Comparing Alternatives: Benefits

Exercise 6: Creating an Incremental Cash Flow Statement

Exercise 7: Calculating ROI, Cost/Benefit, and Payback Period

Exercise 8: Calculating the Net Present Value

Exercise 9: Calculating the Internal Rate of Return

Exercise 10: Analyzing Risks and Sensitivity

Exercise 11: Identifying the Business Case Team and Reference Group

Exercise 12: Identifying Business Case Presentation Requirements

Student Case Study

Instructor Case Study

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Business analysts, project managers, anyone who establishes business cases, and anyone who provides business justification for projects.

 

Cancellation Policy

We require 16 calendar days notice to reschedule or cancel any registration. Failure to provide the required notification will result in 100% charge of the course. If a student does not attend a scheduled course without prior notification it will result in full forfeiture of the funds and no reschedule will be allowed. Within the required notification period, only student substitutions will be permitted. Reschedules are permitted at anytime with 16 or more calendar days notice. Enrollments must be rescheduled within six months of the cancel date or funds on account will be forfeited.

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About Global Knowledge

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Global Knowledge is the world's leading learning services and professional development solutions provider. We deliver learning solutions to support customers as they adapt to key business transformations and technological advancements that drive the way that organizations around the world differentiate themselves and thrive. Our learning programs, whether designed for a global organization or an individual professional, help businesses close skills gaps and foster an environment of continuous talent development.

Training Provider Rating

This vendor has an overall average rating of 4.38 out of 5 based on 431 reviews.

I would never take another course that starts at 11AM and goes to 9PM again. The way the course was laid out really took away from ... Read more
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I would never take another course that starts at 11AM and goes to 9PM again. The way the course was laid out really took away from the capturing of what was presented as it was 5-6 hours of watching a screen before getting to the actual labs. There has to be a better way to lay out this particular course. In my previous course, the lectures were broken up by labs which worked out fantastic and kept you engaged in the course. There were days when in order to actually complete the labs, would go over the 9PM day end time frame. Was able to get the primary labs done, but if you want to get all the content completed, you cannot complete it in the window of this course, you will need to come back on your own time.

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Wasn’t as advanced as I thought it would be. There was an issue when the day my course was the first time they used a new platfo ... Read more
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Wasn’t as advanced as I thought it would be. There was an issue when the day my course was the first time they used a new platform.. from adobe to something called zoom; I had to call support line cause it stated our instructor wasn’t present. Thankfully I called cause everyone online was in the adobe virtual classroom waiting for what looked like a teacher who didn’t show up for class (IT didn’t get anything resolved until 10mins after start time). I felt like he was really getting hung up on very basic knowledge for the first half of the course (talking about how to create tabs and drag formulas as an example). I completed files a few times before he was done explaining. There was a scheduled fire drill for them (roughly 30mins)that also cut into our time, which wasn’t deducted from the hour lunch break or the two, fifteen min breaks. I also really wish he touched base more on the automating workbook functions portion which we barely did. I'm happy there were/are those study guides (learning videos) and exams to take on my own time that I hope after I've had the class are still available for me to learn from.

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