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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Project Management, 5th Edition by G. Michael Campbell PMP, G. Michael Campbell, Sunny Baker

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Start with the Business Case

In Chapter 1, I talked about the need to align the project with the business needs and requirements since it’s the only reason companies undertake a project in the first place! So you must start with the business case. Most important, it should include the expected savings or revenue increases that will occur after the project is completed.

What Should Be Included in the Business Case

Companies format their business case templates in many ways, but most include these items:
• Reasons why the company undertook the project—typically the need it is trying to address or the increase in performance it is trying to achieve.
• Options that were considered in addressing the need or performance requirements (there is rarely ...

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