A basic project business case should include:
- The project's goals and objectives
- A description of the current system
- A description of the existing process and how it can be improved
- How much it will cost to implement the new system
- The expected return on investment
A project business case should include:
- The mission statement of the project, or its purpose.
- A list of all stakeholders involved in the project, and how they will be impacted by the success or failure of the project.
- An outline of what steps are required to complete the project, including both short term and long term goals.
- A timeline that includes deadlines for each step, as well as a timeline for when each step needs to be completed. This should also include estimated costs for each step and any other associated expenses (i.e., travel).
Another business case scenario should include the following:
- A description of the problem or opportunity that the project is addressing.
- A clear statement of what the project is trying to achieve, including timelines and any constraints or limitations.
- An assessment of the risks associated with taking action, including an evaluation of potential impacts on other projects or initiatives.
- A cost-benefit analysis identifying key factors that will influence decision making and prioritization, such as costs and benefits to stakeholders, costs and benefits to organization/business unit, partners' costs/benefits if applicable.