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What, No Business Case?

Have 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 for the project, what do you do?  It is fine to ask why there is no business case.

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Key tips for building an 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

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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Writing a winning business case podcast

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.

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Benefits tracking – why bother?

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:

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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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