Convincing others that your project is the one that should be funded can be a challenging job. As executives are tasked to manage the resources of their organization, justification for projects or initiatives is imperative in order to advance your cause. In most instances, a business case is required to document your initiative and to move it through the approval and funding process. A successful business case must be well written, compelling and able to withstand challenges from individuals who do not support or oppose your initiative.
Components A successful business case will contain many components and will be written in a manner that is easy to follow and understand. It must be written for the decision-maker, meaning the content of the business case must provide a level of understanding that she/he can comprehend. For example, if the decision-maker is the chief information officer or other executive that has a technology background, then the business case must contain the technical information that they are expecting. The components that are typically included in a business case are:
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