Take aim... Deliver results!
Our monthly guest speaker presentations are a great way to keep momentum in your ongoing professional development, to network with fellow BAs and peers from allied fields, and share a few laughs among friends.
For CCBAs and CBAPs, each meeting also contributes 1CDU toward your recertification. Chapter events are open to all, so please feel welcome to invite friends or colleagues to attend.
Building an Effective Business Case with guest speaker Stephen McCormick
What are the true costs and eventual benefits of an organization’s projects? While benefits may only be realized a number of years in the future, BAs need to develop, communicate and present business cases that demonstrate how an endeavour will meet their organization’s needs - before the detailed work starts!
Thoroughly researched and clearly communicated business cases provide higher quality information that result in better management and project decisions. Conversely, cases that are poorly constructed or poorly communicated yield less-than-optimum decisions.
We will discuss the fundamental purpose of a business case, how to differentiate between tangible and intangible costs and benefits, and how effective business cases can support executive decision-making even when the costs and benefits are hard to quantify.
Expect to walk away with valuable tips on how you can maximise the chances that your business case will be accepted.
About the presenter:
Stephen McCormick, CBAP PMP, has been performing business analysis and managing projects for over 30 years in both the public and private sectors. In addition to a Post Graduate Diploma in Management Studies, Stephen has been an active practitioner and instructor of Business Analysis, Project Management and Software Development. He has been passionately sharing his knowledge and vast experience with Learning Tree International since 1992.