The Components of a Quality Business Case
Source: Forrester Research
Business cases are following their own "maturity model" as they move from filling the need for obtaining funds for a standalone initiative to being a driver for project planning, serving as the tool for prioritization of competing investments, and becoming an enabler of long-term project benefits realization. As the sophistication of the business case increases, the content must keep up. Business cases now must speak to alignment, benefits realization and risk, as well as mere project economics.