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The business case is

a collection of descriptive and analytic information about an investment in resource(s) and/or capabilities.[1]
[a] [s]tructured proposal that justifies a project for decision-makers. Includes an analysis of business process performance and requirements, assumptions, and issues. Also presents the risk analysis by explaining strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats.[2]
[a] summary of essential information necessary to enable effective management decisions resulting from the rigorous analysis and associated documentation produced by the Functional Sponsor and PM. The Business Case clearly defines and articulates the business problem, the desired outcomes, and the holistic plan for delivering the capability. As more knowledge is acquired progressing through the lifecycle, the Business Case is updated for ongoing decision making.[3]

References Edit

  1. The Common Approach to Federal Enterprise Architecture, at 44 (Terms and Definitions).
  2. California Office of Systems Integration, Definitions (full-text).
  3. Acquisition Policy for Defense Business Systems, at 38.

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