Government Finance Officers
Association of British Columbia

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Course Objectives:

This seminar will provide people with the tools to prepare and present effective business cases that will optimize the use of organizational resources.

An interactive workshop which will guide participants through a discussion and understanding of the following concepts: 

  • There must be a thorough analysis of the alternatives and options in the development of a case analysis.
  • Business cases must be closely linked to the corporate strategic plan and divisional operating objectives.
  • Business cases must report measurable results in terms of corporate objectives.
  • Business cases must be prepared to satisfy a variety of approval authorities including the project initiator, internal management, and other external stakeholder groups.
  • A business case must be Complete, Concise, Consistent, not Contrived and it must use Common sense.

 Who Should Attend:

This seminar is designed for any person who is involved in the decision making and justification process. Not everyone is responsible for the preparation of a business case, but virtually everyone has some involvement in the process.

Benefits of Attending:

Participants will learn how to: 

  • Clearly identify the link between a particular business case and the realization of corporate strategic objectives.
  • Develop problem statements that lead the analysis in a logical direction.
  • Identify relevant criteria that will be used to rank alternative solutions to the problem.
  • Utilize a systematic approach to developing feasible alternatives that will prompt the discovery of a wide range of alternative courses of action.
  • Develop qualitative measures of project impact for each alternative.
  • Complete a thorough financial evaluation of each alternative using discounted cash flow analysis.
  • Engage in a logical ranking of those alternatives against business unit related criteria and strategic plans.
  • Develop quantifiable measures of project results that will feed into the performance management process.
  • Match the style of presentation to the listening needs of selected audiences.

Dates offered:

November 2015, Vancouver

December 2014, Vancouver