Build a strong ERP business case using robust analysis. Investigate the following areas as part of building your business case so that each part is strong.
You might ask “What is the importance of project scope?” We all hear about successful projects being within scope, delivered on time and within the assigned budget and yet a large number of project fail to do these things. The reason? Not treating project scope as important. The importance of project scope The project scope … Read moreThe importance of project scope
Managing a project with no Business Case, is a problem.
I’m guessing you been in the situation of being bought in as the Project Manager (PM) on a project that has already started. When you start in your role you find that there’s no business case, what do you do?
Most people don’t understand how to write good business case content. Over my working life I have seen some documents which really don’t contain any of the information needed in order to make a decision, which is ultimately what a business case is about. The business has a business decision to make. Make that decision … Read moreHow to write good Business Case content
There are some great reference sources out there which contain useful information on EDRMS Business Case building. Here are my EDRMS business case key tips.
My previous blog posts on business case writing generally have covered some of these areas. The key is to understand those things that are more important and relevant for your EDRMS/ECMs implementation.
Ever been in a meeting and watched someone have a profound realisation? His realisation was that the reason his sectors projects fail is because the wrong people are writing the business cases. I could easily identify from my own experience of five people who shouldn’t write a business case. This also got me thinking about this very issue of who is the best person to write the business case?
The final step in business case development is how to present a business case so that it gains maximum buy in. Once you have prepared your business case and are confident that it presents the full case for why a change needs to be made, then it’s time to consider how you are going to present it to your Business Owner or key stakeholders.
Here are some key principles for building a CRM Business Case. I’ve listed them as my CRM Business case top 5 tips:
‘What comes first business case or business requirements?’ I’ve heard this question asked a number of times. My personal view is that it is very important to develop business requirements before or as part of your business case development.
This week Elise Stevens from Fix My Project Chaos and I spoke about the difference in a business case for an Agile project.
This is the overview of our discussion.
There are eight key differences that I’ve picked up in writing a business case for an Agile project. This post discusses those 8 differences and what you need to consider when creating your business case using this method.
Writing a winning business case is easy, when you know how. If you understand the key things that need to be included and how to go about gathering the information, your job is easier.
Here is a podcast that I recorded that might provide you with some useful guidance.
Following a discussion I had last night about the issues surrounding benefits tracking for the business AFTER a project has been implemented, or more to the point, the difficulties in doing this, I got to thinking about this whole dilemma. Here are my thoughts:
Today I want to look at some of the reasons why a business case gets turned down. Here are the top 5 reasons that I have seen over my time recently, reviewing business cases. What can you learn from this when you next need to write a business case?
Why would you stop a project before it even got started? Because the business benefits don’t stack up.
There has to be a good reason why time, money and resources are spent on changing something. That good reason is the business benefits that are going to be gained from making the change.
Here I am going to provide five more tips for writing a business case. You might like to also read my earlier post on how to write a business case for other useful suggestions.
A lot of people have difficulty in understanding how to document options in a business case. This post will help you understand more about what is required.