Project Business Case

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The business case provides justification for undertaking a project or programme. It evaluates the benefit, cost and risk of alternative options and provides a rationale for the preferred solution. General. All projects and programmes must have a business case that demonstrates the value of the work.

Organization may have different titles such as a feasibility study or a project justification for what we call the business case.

The Business case should be established at the time of the project's feasibility study. Any project plan must ensure that the business case is kept intact.The project or programme manager will usually be responsible for preparing the business case, possibly with specialist support.

A Business Case document might contain:

  • Introduction and background to the proposal
  • The proposed project
  • The Market
  • Organizational an operational infrastructure
  • The Benefit
  • Outline implementation plan
  • Costs
  • The financial case
  • Risk
  • Management Plan