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Questions tagged [business-case]

For questions relating to the development and management of project business cases.

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Prince2 Business Options and the Contents of a Detailed Business Case

I'm currently studying Prince2 and am working through the business case theme. My question is about the business options in the detailed business case document, and how the contents of the business ...
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Use Case: Postcondition vs Expected Outcome

Is Expected Outcome interchangeable with Postcondition depending on your use case structure? Should Expected Outcome and Postcondition be explicitly differentiated from each other? Say I have a ...
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What is the best way to link the Business Cases to the user stories in Scrum?

I am Product Owner of a Scrum Team which has to develop features for multiple business units. All these features are translated in user stories. Of course, some features are developed for multiple ...
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What questions to ask and how to create spec based on provided information

I am interviewing for a trainee BA position and they have given me this scenario to answer. I am not sure on the correct questions to ask and how to develop a requirements spec based on what is ...
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How do you financially quantify the 'holding cost' of not releasing items until you have a big batch?

In Don Reinertsen's book - Principles of Product Development Flow - the tradeoff between release size (number of stories) and release cost (regression test cost and release cost) is described like ...
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Value Adding VS Non Value Adding - Technique to identify.

For this question how would I go about identifying the non value adding? In my opinion non value adding would be activities with a wait and huge delay = 2,3,5,6,9 and 10 On a side note, would any of ...
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How to communicate technical obstacles?

For my project management class we have been proposed with a case and have been asked to come up with a proposed solution. I am not quite sure how to approach this, or what the best solution might be. ...
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Is this a standard/typical/best practice way to display information on a business value - risk diagram?

The image below has a series of projects (letters) tracked in terms of value vs risk. Each project is shown as a pair of nested boxes, with the inner box broken into four quadrants. I have never ...
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Recode or Recycle?

I am a developer for a non-IT company whose main service is marketing. There's not much technical people when I came on board, just one who is the project manager and all of their IT projects (...
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Determining Use Cases from Statement

I am new to working with project diagrams such as Use Cases, Activity Diagrams, etc. I was wondering where one might start in determining the use cases out of a business case: "There shall be a ...
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Big Bang vs Phased Implementation - Impact on Time and Cost

I am preparing a business case for a new Project. We have been debating the implementation model and the differences between a big-bang implementation, and one that is phased either but business ...
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How calculate profit margin of a IT project?

I want to calculate: How much money I have for each dollar invested in each product of my portfolio. For example, each 1 dollar I invest in one product, I have 1,25 dollar. It can be the ROI, or ...
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How to do a business case reboot?

Background I’ve been tasked with updating the business cases underlying several projects in a program that is significantly over-schedule and over-budget. I’m anticipating that this exercise will ...
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What is the best way to discover, prioritize, and iteratively deploy business intelligence solutions?

BACKGROUND: Have a client that has terabytes of transactional data and they would like to begin leveraging the data they have, but beyond the knowledge it's possible, and the belief that an analytic ...
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help using ROI/NPV to justify a project that allows you to sell more

We want to get a project justified, using ROI and/or NPV, but it seems to be difficult: We are a company that sells products on our internet site, and now we want to implement a system that give ...
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What 'economic drivers' should be part of our “software business case”?

So we need to perform a feasibility study of one of our initiatives and need to present it to the 'higher ups' - It needs to incorporate numbers (estimates) both from the perspective of tangibles and ...
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How to decide to take a project when it's depending on a tool your team doesn't know?

It happened to me recently, I'm kinda newbie on PMing, so I ask this to an experienced community. A potential client contacted me through the guy (intermediary) who offered the job to me. But to ...
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How can I gather requirements from those who don't want to give time for interviewing?

Actually, I'm a fresh CS graduate, who wants to build a system for his dad's road transport business. However, the issue is, whenever I go to ask to him about: who are the people involved in his ...
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What are some ways you are getting your business engaged with your Agile team?

I continue to see Agile adoptions that focus on the R&D or Engineering team. There seems to be this acceptance that the core of Agile rests there. I'm absolutely not convinced. I think that if the ...
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Is the PM responsible of producing the Executive Summary?

My understanding is that this Summary, along with the majority of the Business Case, should be developed by the Executive role. I have been requested to produce an Executive Summary since I will ...