Business Case

A Business Case traditionally is a document that defines the core business benefit of a project in order to justify the expenditure of the initiative.

Business Cases help decision-makers choose between project options, and are used for strategy prioritization and internal budget approval.

They are presented to the relevant internal stakeholders, including people who can give budget approval.

Business Cases, which come before Project Plans, have a narrower focus, including a presentation of the problem, options, finances, risks and benefits.

In this theme, you will learn how to initialize and evaluate a Business Case, create a macro-scheduling and assign generic resources in order to have an estimate of Costs and Effort.

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Project Initialization

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Project Team

A project team is a team whose members usually belong to different groups, have different functions, and are assigned by the project manager to activities for the same project. A team can be divided...


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Tasks Scheduling

Defining Tasks and the WBS The goal of the task definition step is to identify all the tasks or phases required to complete the project. If the project team does not have an established scope...

Resources Scheduling

Once the project tasks have been identified and outlined, the focus shifts to how each of the tasks is to be implemented. This requires identifying the resources needed to complete each particular...