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Passing the PRINCE2 Exams For Dummies by Nick Graham

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Chapter 11

Business Case

In This Chapter

arrow The key word to understand the Business Case

arrow Knowing how the Business Case is maintained through the project

arrow Getting the tie in with the Benefits Review Plan

arrow Understanding what a benefit is . . . and isn’t

Understanding the Business Case in PRINCE2 hinges on a single word. That word is justification. A focus on justification gets you away from thinking solely about benefits, which is a common point of confusion. While most projects are indeed justified by the business benefits that will result from them, some are not and need other types of justification. For example, the project may not lead to any business benefits at all, but may still be fully justified because it’s necessary for legal compliance or because it’s being carried out as an instruction from headquarters.

The Business Case is particularly important in PRINCE2, because the business focus is the primary emphasis in the method. The good news when you’re revising is that while there are one or two tangles to work through, overall the theme shouldn’t cause you much difficulty. The ...

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