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The Concise PRINCE2 by Colin Bentley

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CHAPTER 2: THEMES

Business Case

Purpose

  • To set up mechanisms to judge whether the project is (and remains) viable, desirable and achievable in order to support decisions on its (continued) investment.

Summary

  • No project should start without business justification.
  • If the justification disappears, the project should be stopped.
  • The Business Case drives decision-making.
  • Benefits should be measurable.
  • Most benefits are realised post-project.
  • Risk and change evaluation should include impact on Business Case.

 

Develop

SU & IP

Maintain

SB

Verify

DP

Confirm

Post-project and DP (any mid-project benefits

Table 8: Business Case lifecycle

Do nothing

Do the minimum

Do something

Table 9: Basic business options

Related principles

  • Continued ...

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