Building a Better Business Case – Building a Better Business

Business cases are the main tools organizations use to decide on investments of time, money, and resources. This course teaches best practices to frame scope, align value with goals, and evaluate risk, while complementing the work with metrics.
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(16)
Level
Advanced
Updated
Sep 30, 2016
Duration
1h 51m
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Course info
Rating
(16)
Level
Advanced
Updated
Sep 30, 2016
Duration
1h 51m
Description

A growing challenge as the pace of development continues to accelerate is determining what to pursue, which product or service should be developed first, and what will create the greatest benefit. In this course, Building a Better Business Case - Building a Better Business, you'll gain the ability to develop a great business case. First, you'll combine the art and science of business analysis, framing the scope and value proposition of your business case in a way that makes sense to the key decision makers. Next, you'll learn how to standardize the language of risk management. Finally, you'll learn the latest best practices in the development of great metrics for your business case. By the end of this course, you'll be able to apply this development model and turn your business case into a valuable tool for your organization.

About the author
About the author

Lawrence T Barnard is the CEO of a management consulting firm, Explorus Group Inc.. As a consultant, professional speaker, writer and mentor, Lawrence draws on 20+ years of business and project management experience to help organizations around the world better achieve their goals.

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Course Overview
Hi, my name is Lawrence T. Barnard, and I'd like to introduce you to my course, Building a Better Business Case - Building a Better Business. I'm a certified management consultant and CEO of Explorus Group Inc. I've spent my life helping global organizations manage their never-ending change. The best tool used by organizations around the world to introduce change is the formal document called a business case. In this course, we'll look at some of the essential components to building an effective business case by focusing on the things that you rarely hear about in business management training. Some of the major topics we'll cover include 1, tying the business case to project management, 2, leveraging a business case triage, 3, framing your business case scope to optimize value to the organization, 4, standardizing your approach to risk management, and 5, applying international best practices when developing metrics for your business case. By the end of this course, you'll be able to build an amazing business case that provides value, frames the right scope, and helps decision-makers understand risks, complexity, and forecast benefits. This is an advanced course that requires at least the basic understanding of an organization from an enterprise level, along with business analysis and project management experience. I hope you'll join me on this adventure to learn more about the art and science of creating an exemplary business case with Building a Business Case - Building a Better Business at Pluralsight.