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The Business Analyst as Strategist by Kathleen B. Hass

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Chapter 5

Preparing the Business Case andDecision Package

In This Chapter:

  • Assemble a Core Team

  • Decide on a Recommended Option

  • Think Strategically

  • Identify and Confirm a Project Sponsor

  • Determine the Project Scope

  • Conduct a Cost-Benefit Analysis

  • Conduct the Initial Risk Assessment

  • Draft the Business Case

  • Prepare the Final Decision Package

  • Challenges

  • Best Practices

A business case is a structured proposal for business improvement that describes a proposed new change initiative in enough detail that the portfolio management team can determine whether to invest in the effort. If a feasibility study has been conducted, the business case includes or references information from the study. Whether or not a feasibility study has been conducted, the ...

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