The importance of project scope

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 projects fail to do these things. The reason?  Not treating project scope as important. The importance of project scope The project scope … Read more The importance of project scope

How to write good Business Case content

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 more How to write good Business Case content

Key tips for building an EDRMS business case

edrms business case

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.

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5 people who shouldn’t write a business case

shouldn't write a business case

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?

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How to present a 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.

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What Comes First Business Case or Requirements?

‘What comes first business case or 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 alongside business case development. The impact of business requirements on a business case Write a business case without requirements and it is unlikely to … Read more What Comes First Business Case or Requirements?

8 key differences in an Agile project business case

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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.

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Why a business case gets turned down

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?

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Why to stop a project before it gets started?

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.

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