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Building the Business Case
Solution Matrix Ltd®

Washington DC Business Case Building Seminar
by Solution Matrix Ltd

Next available offering:  Wednesday-Friday 28-30 March 2018
Where: Hilton Springfield 6550 Loisdale Rd Springfield VA
Seminar Fee: US $2,475
Availability: As of today 16 February 2018, 7 places open.
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Seminars also in New York City & London

The Business Case is No Longer Optional!

Business people today are rapidly losing tolerance for management error. They are also demanding real accountability for decisions and plans. And, everywhere, the competition for scarce funds is increasing.

It is no surprise that many organizations now require a business case to support proposals for projects, products, investments, and capital acquisitions.

As a result, those with proven expertise in case building and risk management are rare and in high demand. They have a strong advantage over their professional colleagues in project management, product management, asset management, finance, strategic planning, corporate governance—and the job search.


Business Case Master Class
The Premier Course

Join us in the Washington DC area for the premier business case seminar Business Case Master Class adjacent to the US Capitol.

Master the Solution Matrix 6D Case Building FrameworkTM in three days of hands-on training. Learn to design, build, and deliver a professional quality business case—know that your case will stand up to critical scrutiny from financial professionals, analysts, and skeptical managers.

Master Class participants join more than 18,000 professionals on six continents who have successfully completed the premier business case seminar.

  • Enhance your resumé with in-demand skills and expertise!
  • Qualify for professional continuing education and certification credit!
  • Download case building books and software as soon as you register!
  • Bring your own case-building project to class—leave with it 95% completed.

Previous offerings of these seminars have been sold out well in advance Enrollment is strictly limited to 15 participants for each session.


Who Should Attend

Class Picture

Join 18,000 professionals who have successfully completed Solution Matrix Ltd. seminars.

Business Case Master Class is ideal for

  • Project managers and PMO officers.
  • Product managers and those who manage product portfolios.
  • IT managers who receive service proposals or who request IT funding.
  • Financial officers who build case-building competency in their organizations.
  • Managers at all levels involved in decision making and planning.
  • Consultants and contractors who work with government organizations.
  • Business and government professionals responsible for capital spending.
  • Sales professionals who "make the case" for sales proposals.
  • Marketers who need to communicate business value for their solutions.

Seminar Certificate

Successful participants receive a certificate affirming completion of professional and university level business training.

Business Case Master Class is recognized and accredited by professional and management organizations in business areas that include management, business analysis, project management, product management, information technology, accounting, sales, marketing and finance.


Small Classes
Customized Case Study Workshops

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Each class is strictly limited to 15 participants for each session of "Business Case Master Class." This class size ensures that each participant receives important instructor attention and classroom discussion time.

Solution Matrix seminars feature hands on workshops with real business case examples that represent the case building case role in each participant's workplace. The Seminar Leader begins working with you as soon as you register to develop customized case studies that truly represent your own work setting. As a result, many participants choose to use real case projects they must deliver soon in the workplace.

Seminar classes fill quickly, and most seminars are sold out well in advance. Register early to ensure your place in class!


What You Will Learn

Participants in Solution Matrix seminars master the Solution Matrix 6D Framework. This is the same structured, practical approach established at hundreds of companies and governments on six continents.

6D Business Case Framework consists of six stages

Through the 6D framework, participants learn:

  • Building blocks essential for every business case.
  • How to prove that a chosen action  is the better business decision.
  • Key differences between a strong case and a weak case.
  • Special requirements for the government, military or non profit case.
  • How to build in credibility as you build the case.
  • How to legitimize and value all business benefits—even the so-called "intangibles."
  • Financial metrics for business case results (NPV, ROI, IRR, and Payback Period).
  • Packaging and presenting case results for maximum credibility.
  • Monte Carlo simulation for asking "What If?" questions, measuring risk, and reducing uncertainty in case results.

Master Class Seminar Leader

Building the Business Case Seminar

Solution Matrix seminars are led by Dr. Marty J. Schmidt, President and Founder of Solution Matrix Ltd. Dr Schmidt has twenty years business experience managing software development, international marketing, sales support, and management consulting on business issues. He is a recognized authority on the application of cost/benefit analysis and business case development.

Dr. Schmidt also taught graduate and undergraduate statistics at the University of New Hampshire, is the author of a college textbook on statistics, and publishes often on professional management and business issues. He holds the Ph.D. degree from Purdue University and the M.B.A. from Babson College.


Seminar Fees

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Business Case Master Class (3 days):
US $2,475

Register online with the link below to complete your enrollment and reserve your place in class.

Seminar Fees Include

  • Classroom training, Business Case Master Class (3 days)
  • Training materials, including course slides, demonstration software, templates and worksheets for practical exercises
  • Case-building books and software. Participants receive The Business Case Guide, Business Case Essentials, Financial Metrics Pro, Financial Modeling Pro, and the Business Case Templates package. Download your copies of these resources immediately after registering
  • Professional Education certificate by Solution Matrix Limited.

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Register for Washington DC 28-30 March to guarantee your place in class!

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Receive a receipt guaranteeing your place in class immediately upon registration. The ebook and software resources included with your registration are delivered by internet download. Download instructions are sent shortly after registration for your copies of:

Business Case Guide
Business Case Essentials
Financial Metrics Pro
Financial Modeling Pro
Business Case Templates

Solution Matrix Ltd. is a registered US Government contractor in the Central Contractor Registration Database, CAGE code 1QXP6


Bring the Master Class Onsite

In-house seminars are a cost-effective solution for organizations needing to equip 5 or more professionals with state-of-the-art business case skills. For more information, prices, current training clients, and a form to submit requesting a formal training proposal, please visit:

Solution Matrix Ltd In-House Seminars

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Build your own case in class.

Building the Business Case Master Class seminars are held in Springfield, Virginia, adjacent to Washington DC and Fort Belvoir. The seminar meets in the Executive Board Room at the Hilton Springfield.

Venue Map and Directions

"Building the Business case & Master Class" meets 9:00 to 5:00 with a one-hour lunch break on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Arrival by 8:45 each morning is requested.

Business case seminars are also scheduled for
•  London
•  New York City

"Well done! As a former student, let me be candid, Dr Schmidt is a master of the Business Case. His 2-3 day workshops are truly unbeatable...highly recommended for any serious business advisor, analyst or consultant.

Bob Pierce, Senior Managing Partner at, Boston MA , USA

I attended the Business Case Seminar with Marty (Solution Matrix) in London and am pleased to say that it was a very useful course for business case building and management. Marty has loads of experience and a great and efficient way of presenting the knowledge. Highly recommended.

Iveta Kuijpers-Dimova, Client Services Director, Trans Europe Brands & Borders, Utrecht, Netherlands.

Don't wait for the seminar date!

Registration includes the premier business case Ebooks and software from our Master Case Builder Shop.

Register online and download your copies of these resources now.

Clear, practical, in-depth coverage of the case-building process and cost-benefit methods. The standard source for industry, government, and non profit organizations worldwide.

The Guide—Everything you need to know about the business case.

The complete concise guide to what belongs in your case and why. The trusted authority on business case analysis provides clear, practical, step-by-step guidance.

Essentials—The most frequently cited case-building guide in print.

Integrated Word, Excel, and PowerPoint Template system designed to help you build a professional quality case quickly and easily.

Templates 2018—When you must deliver a real business case.

Handbook, textbook, and live templates in one Excel tool. Comprehensive usage and implementation of ROI, IRR, Working capital, EPS, and 150+ more cash flow and financial statement metrics.

Metrics Pro features the Analyst Workbench & Chairman's View.

A complete tutorial on building financial models for estimating costs, benefits, and business case results.

Modeling Pro—Live examples and templates for your own models.

Substitutions may be made at any time up to the start of the seminar. 

If you register for one of our seminars, and are not completely satisfied with Building the Business Case Master Class, please let us know in writing within 15 days after the final scheduled date you registered for, and request a refund of 100% of your seminar fee.

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