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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.

Download a PDF of Course Overview and Outline

The Gold Standard for Professional Business Analysis Training


Inteq’s Developing Effective Business Cases is a highly interactive high-energy training program. It’s specifically designed to enable you and your organization to succeed in today's rapidly changing, complex chaotic business environment.

Inteq training has emerged as the gold standard for professional business analysis training - and are simply the most effective training programs available in the industry. 

Inteq training is more than education; its transformation - for the participants, project teams and their organizations. That’s why over 300,000 business and I.T. professionals worldwide choose Inteq's business analysis training courses.

Developing Effective Business Cases Training 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 
Measures, metrics and indicators
  • 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
Discovering business knowledge
  • Thinking like an owner
  • Utilizing agile, rapid and iterative analysis techniques
  • Scaling cases to opportunities
  • Getting started Monday morning 
You Will Learn:
  • To create professional effective business cases
  • To enable better, faster business and IT decisions
  • A standardized framework for developing business cases
  • Private and public sector best practices
  • To work confidently with decision makers and other stakeholders
  • To avoid common mistakes in developing business cases
  • The types of decisions that require business cases
  • To ensure the integrity and credibility of your business cases
  • To communicate and present business cases
  • Visual diagramming techniques for scoping, analyzing, validating and presenting business case
  • and much more
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
Prerequisites:

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 Inteq’s Business Process Modeling, Business Process Management, Business Systems Analysis and Business Requirements training programs. 

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?
  • World-class training
  • Digital badge of completion
  • Personalized certificate of completion
  • Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • IIBA Professional Development Units (PDUs)
  • Electronic comprehensive course manual
  • Supplemental course materials
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
Prerequisites:

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 Inteq’s Business Process Modeling, Business Process Management, Business Systems Analysis and Business Requirements training programs. 

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.

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

Discovering business knowledge

Thinking like an owner

Utilizing agile, rapid and iterative analysis techniques

Scaling cases to opportunities

Getting started Monday morning

Developing Effective Business Cases Badge Final

What's Included

  • Digital Badge of Completion
  • Personalized Certificate of Completion
  • Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • IIBA Professional Development Units (PDUs)
  • Electronic Comprehensive Course Manual
  • Supplemental Course Materials
Download a PDF of Course Overview and Outline
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You will learn:

  • To quickly and accurately map business processes
  • To create professional effective business cases
  • To enable better, faster business and IT decisions
  • A standardized framework for developing business cases
  • Private and public sector best practices
  • To work confidently with decision makers and other stakeholders
  • To avoid common mistakes in developing business cases
  • The types of decisions that require business cases
  • To ensure the integrity and credibility of your business cases
  • To communicate and present business cases
  • Visual diagramming techniques for scoping, analyzing, validating and presenting business case
  • ... and much more

What is the Next Step?

Inteq's Developing Effective Business Cases training course is available at your location via private On-Site Training for groups of 10 or more, or via our Virtual On-Site classroom. 

Click below to schedule a private On-Site Training with us or to learn more about our Virtual On-Site training options. 


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Inteq courses are available for Enterprise Training, Team Training and Individual & Small Group training – via live virtual or live onsite training and self-paced via Anytime eLearning™.
Please contact us and let’s start a conversation to discuss your training objectives in more detail.

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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 Effective Business Cases training can help you in achieving those objectives.
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