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Developing Effective Business Cases:
Enabling Better, Faster Business & IT Decisions

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An effective business case is a powerful tool. It enables decision makers at every level of the organization to rapidly and confidently make better business and IT decisions – decisions that balance the allocation of time, budget, talent and risk among alternatives and with competing opportunities and priorities.

Developing effective professional business cases is an essential skill for business and IT professionals. Decision makers rely on business analysts to develop thorough, objective, accurate business cases to support changes in business processes and supporting business systems.

Business cases, however, are often developed ad-hoc without a formal standardized approach. Presentation and communication of cases is often ambiguous. The result is sub-optimal decisions, missed opportunities and diminished credibility with decision makers and stakeholders.

Inteq’s 2-day course Developing Effective Business Cases provides business and IT professionals with the techniques, methods and critical thinking skills to thoroughly analyze, professionally develop and clearly communicate business cases – to decision makers and stakeholders at all levels.

Developing Effective Business Cases is based on best practices gleaned from the experiences of developing thousands of effective business cases across the spectrum of business and I.T. decisions in both the private and public sector. It’s your roadmap and framework for developing effective professional business cases.

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Course outline

Business Case Key Concepts

Business opportunities and business cases

Business case myths and misconceptions

An enterprise 360° perspective

Business case framework and roadmap

Analyzing Business Opportunities

Identifying business opportunities

Business change drivers

Operationalization tactics

Scope of change and tracking metrics

Developing Business Cases

Value drivers and stakeholders

Risks/risk mitigation

Costs and constraints

Supporting and opposing arguments

Managing Opportunities and Cases

Iterative evolution of business opportunities and cases

Developing opportunity user stories

Opportunity priority and status

Presenting business cases

Backlog grooming and decision making

Business Case - Case Study

Participants identify opportunities, develop sophisticated business cases and discuss decisions that impact workflows, reporting relationships and business systems in connection with a complex real-world business process. This case study provides an invaluable template that participants can leverage to create effective business cases in their organization.

Discovering Business Knowledge

Professional analysis vs. order taking

Superficial vs. Deep | Light vs. Heavy

Key sources of business knowledge

Discovery techniques and methods

Essential Professional Skills

Identifying and organizing the right participants

Facilitation techniques and best practices

Capturing and validating session knowledge

Managing difficult personalities and situations

Stakeholder and Team Engagement

Thinking like an owner

Utilizing agile, rapid and iterative analysis techniques

Scaling cases to opportunities

Getting started Monday morning

Who Should Attend?
  • Business analysts
  • Business systems analysts
  • Project managers
  • IT and business professionals who develop business cases
  • Managers, staff and other stakeholders that rely on effective business cases or are impacted by the business decisions and outcomes of business cases

None. Inteq’s Developing Effective Business Cases training program provides a comprehensive and cohesive approach to developing business cases regardless of background and level of experience.

Developing Effective Business Cases is designed to seamlessly integrate with:

Learning Options:
LIVE: Inteq’s Developing Effective Business Cases 2-Day training course can be tailored to your organization’s training objectives and can be combined with other Inteq courses to create a 3, 4 and 5-day hybrid training program. 
Course Length:
  • EBC training courses are 2-days in length via live virtual or onsite training.

What's Included

  • Digital Badge of Completion
  • Personalized Certificate of Completion
  • ACCET Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • IIBA Professional Development Units (PDUs)
  • Electronic Comprehensive Course Manual
  • Supplemental Course Materials
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Accreditation & Professional Affiliation

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Providing multiple options for your professional development

Anytime eLearning
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Open Enrollment
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Register and start training as soon as today! Or, contact us for details at info@inteqgroup.com or 800.719.4627 to discuss your business analysis training objectives and how Inteq's Business Systems Analysis training can help you in achieving those objectives.
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