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IT Investment Business Case

Business Case Guide

This in depth business case guide provides a structured and results driven approach and framework for all stages of the business case process. The guide is for capital intensive projects and can be adapted to technology specific business cases. (200

Post Project Evaluation Guide

This in depth guide to post project performance provides a structured approach and framework to assess the performance of a capital investment in operation. This assessment is a critical component of any business case evaluation because it can save not just money but also potential disasters for an organization. (150 pages)

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.

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.

Benefit Assessment of Investment Proposal

This document discusses benefit assessment of an investment proposal. Benefits management is vital in ensuring that an initiative achieves what it set out to do. It involves articulating what benefits are expected from the initiative, how it will be known that the benefits are achieved, and the assessment of what has eventuated against what was planned. Managing benefits extends beyond the lifecycle of a project or program. It requires a structure that survives long after the project/program team has disbanded.

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.

Business Case Example

Business case example highlights the preliminary or high level considerations in an investment proposal. This sample can be used to create your business case for an investment. More detailed analysis is/should be required for build approval.

Strategic Assessment of IT Investment Proposal

This document describes the strategic assessment of an IT investment which answers the simple question: "is there a need?" This is perhaps the first stage in an investment's lifecycle and most critical because this is where one can either save the day or really make a blunder approving a disaster or rejecting a gem!

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