Do I Really Need a Business Case?
A completely legitimate answer to this question is “no”….BUT only if you have a lot of time, money, and people - and a desire to waste all three!
|A business case:
- Makes one think more carefully about a future initiative
- Helps ensure an organization is undertaking an initiative that will add value
- Sets the parameters for the initiative
A business case, at the very least, makes one think more carefully about a future initiative. At its best, a business case helps ensure an organization is undertaking an initiative that will add value, which includes being in alignment with organizational goals.
Another benefit of writing a business case is that it sets the parameters for the initiative, which then feed into the project planning process making it easier for the project sponsor and project manager to move the initiative forward.