Building Business Cases Course

Description: Creating a solid business case with outlines the businesses expectations of scope, capabilities, functionality and cost are critical to starting a project off strongly.  Frequently project teams are asked to implement solutions before the root cause of the problem is identified and understood. This course provides understanding into the steps needed to build a strong business cases to start projects stronger and move beyond the filling in the blanks of a template.  This course provides a framework to build clear, concise and agreed upon business cases to help your organization start your project stronger and effectively.

Length: 1-Days

CDU/PDU: Earn 7 CDU/PDU for both IIBA and PMI certification

Perquisites: We recommend the Introduction to Business Analysis course or equivalent experience.

Intended Audience: Business Leaders, Business Analysts and Project Managers that need to write business cases to start projects.


  • Understand the purpose and essential components of a business case

  • Provide an explanation to business leaders on the important of the business case and why the framework helps understand business needs more clearly, build better project results

  • Building better relationships to ensure the business case is effectively built and communicated

  • Select the right techniques to use in the development of the business case

  • Leading discussions on solution approaches and selection

  • Performing cost benefit analysis based on potential solutions and approaches to implementing those solutions

  • Understanding how outsourcing, commercial off the shelf and custom development impacts cost and scope of the business case

Course Topics

  • Understanding the business case purpose and contents

  • Definition, analysis and validation of the business need, problem or opportunity

  • Review the overall framework for creating a business case

  • Understand how the business case fits into enterprise analysis

  • Creating potential solution models for choosing a solution

  • Creating cost benefit models for solutions

  • Understanding the industry standard measurements of Payback period, ROI, Internal Rate of Return, and Net Present Value

  • Understanding the implementation of the solution on the overall scope and cost

  • Understanding gap fit analysis and solution selection criteria used to select a final solution

  • Packaging and presentation of the business case for review and approvals


business analyst IIBA endorsed education provider

The Uncommon League is an IIBA Endorsed Education Provider.  This course is aligned with the BABOK 3.0.

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Bob Prentiss

Bob Prentiss

Enterprise Solutions Instructor - Bob Prentiss is our fearless leader and innovator. Bob is passionate about helping you think, learn and work differently. Bob is an awesome trainer, speaker, mentor, coach, and author. Collector of all things dragon related and Dr. Who fan. Bob is CBAP certified with 25+ years of experience in corporate America; with a background in managing BA centers of excellence, assessing and managing BA maturity, quality, and competency. Bob is an award winning curriculum developer. Bob has presented numerous keynote, workshops, seminars, conferences, and training sessions across North America. Bob is a founding member and past President of the IIBA MSP Chapter.