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For decision makers, planners, analysts, and managers—all who master business case analyis.

When the competition gets serious for funding, for approval, or top-level support, you cannot win with back-of-the-envelope ROI figures or second-class off-the-shelf templates. When competition is serious, let Business Case Essentials be your guide.

  • In-depth guide to principle-based-case building.
  • Busines case role in forecasting, decision support, risk analysis..
  • Building the rationale and evidence for compelling business case proof.
  • Everything business professionals need to know about business case analysis

By Marty Schmidt, 3rd Edition 2021 Edition, ISBN 978-1-929500-14-7, Published by Solution Matrix Ltd. PDF ebook, 424 pages   US$ 64 .

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The Classic 'How To" Guide

The latest edition of the Business Case Guide provides clear, practical answers to questions like these:

  • What is the first step in my case building project?
  • What does management want to see in my business case results?
  • how do I build in case credibility, accuracy, and practical value?
  • How do I prove that my recommendation is a good business decision?

Real World Business Demands a Real Business Case

Business Case Essentials ebook, concise guide to Delivering winning business case ISBN 978-1-929500-14-7

The business case addresses questions like this: What happens if we take this or that action? The case answers in business terms: business costs, business benefits, and business risks. Decision makers and planners rely on solid business case analysis to building the understanding and confidence they need to take action.

Buyer Beware!

The internet today is awash with books, training, and templates promising to help you answer the "What happens?" question. Most merely suggest a few cost and revenue forecasts for your proposed action or investment. However, revenue and cost forecasts alone make a weak business case.

To achieve credibility, accuracy, and practical value in real-world business, however, the case must deliver clear answers to other questions as well: Is funding your proposal a good business decision? Will we really see these results? Can we expect significant non-financial impacts? And, which risks should we know about? Business case proof is compelling and defensible only when Case builders address all the questions.

Nevertheless, most case-building resources on the market are blind to this need and cannot produce credible answers for such questions. Case builder beware! In business today, real-world managers ask all the questions, and they expect answers they can trust.

Business Case Delivers Cash Flow Forecasts, financial tactics, confidence, and business case proof
Deliver the business case results that decision-makers
expect: Cash flow forecasts, financial tactics, and convincing proof that your recommendation is the better business decision.

Uniquely Successful Approach

Our best-selling Business Case Guide, Business Case Essentials, and Business Case Templates guide case builders by the same principles of evidence and reasoning that bring decisive outcomes in the courtroom and the science lab. Our approach is unique and proven highly successful.

Astute professionals worldwide are meeting the full range of business case needs with the Business Case Guide.

Architecture Matters. Meet the 6D Framework

The Business Case Guide leads you step-by-step to professional quality business case results. Build your case in the 6D Business Case FrameworkTM, the proven structured approach.

The 6D structure helps you build and communicate the reasoning—the rationale—that makes your case. The 6D Framework serves, first, to define your case-building process. Each stage, however, leads to a completed case module with the same name. As a result, the 6D structure also describes your business case report. When the completed case structure mirrors process structure, case readers travel the same logical path the case builder has just traversed.

Proven Methods, Proven Benefits

The Guide is the authoritative resource for the 6D Framework, the same case-building approach we deliver to companies and organizations including ABB, BP, Cisco Systems, Ericsson, IBM, McDonald's, Microsoft, NASA, NSA, Royal Bank of Canada, US Department of Defense, SAP, and others. The Guide delivers proven benefits for case builders and their organizations.

Consistent principles and consistent structure from case to case means:

  • Less case-building time and effort, and more confidence in case results.
  • Easy communication between non-financial professials and financial specialist
  • Competing proposals are compared fairly and evaluated by the same measures.
  • Business and government accountability needs.
  • Fewer missed opportunities and costly mistakes.
Marty Schmidt, President, Solution Matrix Ltd

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