A business analysis deliverable that provides management with the information they need to make an investment decision for a given solution.
Projects cannot exist without a financial investment and time/resource commitments from the management of the company.
The business case document gives management all the information they need to decide whether a certain solution makes financial sense for the company to invest in. If management decies that the cost-benefit analysis perform makes business sense, then they will normally approve the initiative to give the project the go-ahead needed to execute.
Project sponsors, project manager managers, and business analysts typically work together to build the business case. The business analyst plays a key role in determining the following aspects of the business case:
- • Clearly defined the business problem being addressed.
- • Provide an overview of the solutions explored, and more details on the scope of the solution being recommended.