Business Case Framework

IT Investment Business Case Toolkit

This comprehensive, multi-volume guide contains a complete set of tools – framework, process, instructions, templates, and tools – to create a business case for information technology (ICT) investments. This guide contains information, and tools for the preparer, and reviewers. Excellent toolkit for the CIO who wants a structured approach to IT Business Cases.

IT Project Business Justification Guide with Examples

This package contains a complete guide to information technology project business justification – with detailed guidance on feasibility analysis, economic justification, and special considerations – a template to create a business case, and detailed examples of this framework being used to justify major IT initiatives. Excellent Read!

How to Develop a Business Case for IT Investments

This business case guide provides a template for managers to seek approval and support for IT investments. It provides the steps in the analysis required to ensure that IT investments are planned and documented – requirements are defined, performance metrics are identified, and program costs, benefits, and risks are well defined and understood prior to initiating an IT project.

Introduction to REJ

This presentation provides an introduction to Microsoft's Rapid Economic Justification (REJ) methodology.

Creating an Preliminary Business Case for an IT Investment

This guide helps build an initial or indicative business case for an investment. This business case established the strategic context of the proposed investment, confirms the need for a solution to a business problem, recommends an approach with a list of viable options, and gets approval for further analysis to develop a detailed business case.

Creating a Business Case for an IT Investment

This guide helps create a business case for an IT investment. This business case establishes the strategic context and fit, confirms the case for change, identifies the investment option that maximizes business value, prepares a proposal for procurement, and seeks the necessary funding and management approvals for successful implementation.

Better Business Case Overview

This business case framework and approach is designed to improve the outcome of major investments using a structured approach that integrates disciplined decision making with program management and assurance. This approach provides an intuitive process to ensure key aspects of an investment proposal are considered and supported and a standard communication tool for engaging key stakeholders throughout the lifecycle and the various decisions at key points along it.

Strategic Assessment of Investment Proposal

The Strategic Assessment is intended to provide stakeholders with a high degree of confidence that the investment they are considering aligns with the organizations strategic priorities and responds to a true business need. Stakeholders can consider the rationale for a proposed investment at an early stage, and determine if the proposal warrants the development of a business case.