Create Business Case
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Align Deliverables with Strategic Business Objectives
I'm often leading initiatives or being a key contributor to design a business case to meet strategic objectives
Enroll Sponsors
I'm often looking to align sponsors with the initiative under discussion. Some sponsors have direct feedback on the initiative, and incorporating their feeback can lead to the successful rollout of an initiative. Other sponsors participate by acknowledging the initiative, and occassionally supplying effort from their team
Quantify Financial and Organizational Benefits
All good change programmes need a proper ROI analysis. Sometimes this can include the cost of maintaining a deterioriating system. Knowing the R is key to determining the ROI!
Identify Project Team Member Requirements and Critical Knowledge Sources
One needs to understand the SME competence as well as the team competence required to delvier the change programme or transformation. This applies to any project, not just change programmes.
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Determine Return on Investment (ROI)
ROI is a key factor for any project and should incorporate any project assumptions that have been previously generated. It's important to use the same assumptions and calculation criteria for both the R and the I
Document Business Case
The business case is a key document for any project, in that it captures all of the relevant information to justify the project. This is usually a team effort, with one final author to ensure everything is written in a common voice.
Present Business Case
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Prepare for Business Case Presentation
When preparing for the business case presentation, one must:

Tailor your presentation to your audience: ensure the WIIFY (or What's in it for Your recepients) is clearly communicated. When conveying to sponsors, it's useful to stress the benefits to the sponsors and the organization. When conveying to the recepients of the change, focus on the benefits to them.

Brainstorm Q and A's: Think about the presentation from their perspective, brainstorm questions and answers

Practice: Practice your presentaiton - know the points where to allow questions, comments, etc
Review and Refine Presentation with Sponsors
Take the prepared presentation together with the quesitons and answers brainstormed in the preparation to your sponsors for verificaiton and validation. This is a good chance to check that you understand the politics that may impact the success of your project
Present Business Case for Project Approval and Funding
Using the proejct assumptions and the ROI, together with feedback from the preparation and the refinement of the presentation, one can submit the project for final approval and funding.

Be very clear what you are asking for - perhaps funding can be granted for the next stage of the project, or you require funding for a prototype. Being clear will support your business case and hopefully secure the approval and funding needed
Define Project
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Select Project Approach
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Make Project Plan
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Define Work Breakdown Structure
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Estimate Effort
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Obtain Project Plan Approval
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Publicize Project
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Equip Project
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Train Project Team
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Assign Project Tasks
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Motivate Project Participants
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Track Project Progress
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Revise Project Plan
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Prepare Completion Report
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Turn Over Results
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Release Project Resources
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