Business cases are developed to obtain management commitment and approval for investment in business change including programmes and projects.
A business case provides a framework for the planning and management of organisational change. The ongoing viability of the programme or project is monitored against the business case.
It is a live document, typically setting out the case for committing resources by explaining:
- What the business need is
- What benefits are expected and how they are aligned with business strategy
- What factors are critical for a defined successful outcome
- Why a particular option is preferred from among the others
- How external resources will be sourced and why this offers the best deal
- How funding will be provided and whether the cost will be affordable
- When and how the benefits will be delivered
- What the risks are and how they will be managed
We offer a full range of business case services from improving organisation-wide capability for business case management across the investment portfolio, to business case development for individual programmes and projects.
Our approach is tailored to client’s specific needs drawing from a range of services including:
- Business case policy and process consultancy
- Programme or project lifecycle guidance and support on business cases
- Business case authoring, review, assurance
- Preparation of specific inputs for business cases (e.g. feasibility studies)
- Business case training and knowledge transfer
- Supporting clients in the development of strategies for decommissioning and nuclear new build through initial feasibility studies and down selection
- Funding and investment appraisal, and organisational development