Develop Cost and ROI Scenarios

As you remember, we have calculated our benefits (financial, strategic impact, technological impact, and organizational impact) earlier in the planning process and, by now, you'll have your project schedule and your estimates of people costs.

As shown in Figure 16.2, the cost and return (benefit) estimates will be initial estimates that, as your project proceeds, will be refined as your estimate accuracy improves and you select your final development option or scenario and technology.

Figure 16.2. Cost–benefit and project lifecycle

Again, as for benefits analysis, most organizations have specific guidelines for costing ...

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