For this assignment, you will drafting a critical document that initiates a project which is the business case. that are often part of initiating a project. This document provide decision-makers with the information they need to make an informed decision about whether to approve a project or not.
This assignment is directly linked to the following key learning outcomes from the course syllabus:
- Preparing or working with a business case
In addition to these key learning outcomes, you will also have the opportunity to evidence the following skills through completing this assignment:
- Critical thinking
- Professional writing
- Problem solving
- Quantitative analysis
For this assignment, you be using the attached case study (see attached Case Study) to prepare a business case. A specific template, with instructions has been provided for this document (see attached PJM6000_Wk2_AssignmentTemplate). Here are a few notes:
The case study is fairly straightforward. You are part of a team that is trying to decide whether to use internal or external resources for a training project. As part of this case study, you will be preparing the business case which justifies the creation of the project. All the information you need is within the case study, but you will be required to draw reasonable conclusion from the case study, as every detail is not present. Please pay particular attention to the financial details provided, as well as, the considerations at the end of the case study, as it provides you with some ‘hints’ about how to consider various items. In a case study such as this, there are a range of good answers. So don’t think that you have to select one option or the other. The key is to accurately analyze the case, and then provide a recommendation that is based on evidence you provide within the business case.
The assignment template contains various sections and can be leveraged for this assignment.
- Business Case
- The business case has eight sections that lead you through an analysis of the case study. Instructions are provided within each section, along with sample questions, which act as prompts. The key to doing a good business case is drawing logical conclusions from the information provided. Take the time to read the case study carefully, allowing for reasonable assumptions on your part to complete the business case template. If this is your first time completing something of this nature, make sure to allow yourself sufficient time.
Below are some key guidelines you will want to ensure you follow in writing the paper. Think of this short list as a quality control checklist, along with the attached grading rubric.
- Each section of template is fully completed
- Calculation supporting conclusions are performed accurately, making use of the financial background data provided
- A clear recommendation is made and supported as part of the business case
- Paper is free of grammatical errors