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Produce business cases to be proud of with this 1-day course!

Gain the tools required for strengthening your business case and increase your chances of getting it approved with this London-based course. Led by an expert trainer and experienced project manager, this training equips you with the skills to write a compelling business case. An essential course for anyone tasked with writing or approving business cases on projects.

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Need training for your team?

Well, this course is perfect for in-house delivery. We can provide a quote and arrange for our expert trainer to provide the course at your premises. Our trainer is happy to tailor the course to your requirements, meaning you get the full benefits of the course. Simply contact us by filling in the form or calling 0207 148 5985.

This course at a glance

  • Duration: 1 day
  • Location: London
  • Hours: 9:30-16:30
  • Pre-requisite: none
  • Pre-course: none
  • Class size: small
  • PMI PDUs awarded: 6

Course details

Learn to create a compelling business case.

Writing a business case can be daunting. Even experienced project managers sometimes find it a challenge. This short course in London will equip you with the techniques you need to write a clear and concise business case. Suitable for anyone tasked with writing, or approving a business case, whether experienced or a beginner.

This course provides much more than just business case templates. You will discover exactly what decision makers need to know, the techniques you’ll need for strengthening the business case and how best to present the business case. Our experienced trainer will leave you with the confidence to write a business case with a better chance of being approved.

Located in the centre of London, you can easily travel to the course too.

Who is this for?

Our delegates come from all walks of life and work in all industries and in organizations ranging from 1 to over 100,000 employees. Our courses have helped all these individuals further their careers and skills in project management.

If your career goals differ from the ones below, please feel free to discuss your goals with our specialist advisors on 0207 148 5985. They can advise you on choosing a course which best suits your career.

Icon1I write or approve business cases and need to improve my skills

This is a common goal. You might need to write a business case, but have not done it before. Maybe you already write or approve business cases, but find it challenging and want to improve your skills. Whatever your situation, rest assured that this course will equip you with skills, not just templates or examples.

I need business case writing training for my staff

This course is well-suited for those members of your team who write or approve business cases. Your organization may be having difficulty getting a particular case approved, or you may have new staff who need to improve their skills. Choose this course if this sounds like your team/organization.

I need a qualification to enhance my CV

You can certainly mention this course on your CV. However, it does not provide you with an accredited project management qualification. If you require a qualification that will greatly enhance your CV, we recommend doing one of our PRINCE2 or Agile courses instead.

I want to retrain for a new career in project management

This course will help you the most if you are already involved in writing business cases, or have started a new role and need to learn how to write business cases. To start a new career in project management, we highly recommend doing one of our accredited PRINCE2 or Agile courses instead.

Course content

You will learn:

  • Business case preparation
  • Essential elements of a business case
  • The Five Case Model
  • Business case template
  • What decision makers need to know for approval
  • How stakeholder analysis can boost your pitch
  • Making the business case visually appealing
  • Project or programme objectives
  • Understanding cost drivers (TCO, ROI, PV)
  • Clarifying sources of funding
  • Project outputs, outcomes and benefits
  • Quantitative and qualitative benefits
  • Tools for strengthening the case.
  • Strategic Fitness Scorecards and Solution Comparison Matrices
  • Cost-Impact Graphs and Force Field Analysis
  • High project timeframes
  • Identifying key risks
  • Writing a compelling Executive Summary
  • Checklist before submitting the business case
  • Team presentations

What’s included in the price?

  • Tuition from an experienced project manager and trainer
  • Small class size in our convenient London venue
  • Practical exercises to help you to apply what you learn
  • A delegate pack of course notes, case study and exercises
  • Refreshments
  • Certificate of training course attendance


Average rating of 4.6 based on 91 user reviews.

Excellent introduction to project management

Excellent introduction to project management. It was clearly delivered, well managed and very well taught by Emanuela. She covered everything and I thank her for this. She was helpful and clear. 

13 Dec 2016

Emanuela was very engaging

This course was very informative and gave a great insight into basic project management tools and methods. It will help with my new role at work, as it clearly outlined everything for me. The course booklet and the case studies were very helpful, putting everything into context for me. Emanuela was very engaging and clear in her delivery. She made the course interesting to particiapte in. 

13 Dec 2016

Well delivered and at the right pace

The course was well delivered and at the right pace. The information was very helpful for my day to day tasks at work. I will certainly take what I learned and apply to my role. The trainer's style of delivery was paced well and she explained all aspects very clearly.

13 Dec 2016

Very useful and informative

Very useful and informative. I feel confident to take this information forward to my current role. Slides and tutor were clear and concise. Really enjoyed it.

05 Dec 2016

Excellent delivery

Excellent delivery - I enjoyed the interactive style! Very informative and gave me the information I wanted and needed.

05 Dec 2016

Trainer was brilliant

Excellent - very informative and covers everything. Trainer was brilliant - clear and concise. Very interactive class - found it very useful understanding other participants' backgrounds, jobs and how the trainer used examples from our industries to help illustrate points.

05 Dec 2016

Well explained within a small group

The course was well explained within a small group. The number of attendees was appropriate to allow us to learn properly. The trainer gave simple examples and the venue was nice.

05 Dec 2016

Gave me a better understanding

The course gave me a better understanding of project management and the trainer gave great explanations and examples.

05 Dec 2016

Very good

I thought this course was very good and I learned a lot. It was exactly what I needed.

12 Sep 2016


Emanuela has over 15 years of experience in project management training, having delivered courses worldwide to people from all sectors and industries.

With a career that took off in South Africa working for Anglo American Corporation, Emanuela’s background in IT risk management and project management means you’ll be taught by an expert.

Her passion and knowledge of the subject is so great that she is also a visiting lecturer at the London School of Business and Finance. Emanuela has also released two books.

Emanuela Giangregorio

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What our students say

"The course was extremely helpful. Loads of good information and many opportunities for asking questions. Trainer was knowledgeable and personable. I would definitely join another course led by this trainer and this provider."
- Sam Butler, Hexagon Housing Association

"It was conducted very well. I liked the interactive aspect of the course. Emanuela is a fantastic coach! "
- Bhavna Saini, NHS

"Very good course. A lot of useful content that is applicable to not just managing projects, but also everyday workplace activities. Well-taught. Engaging and knowledgeable tutor made the course interesting and insightful"
- Jordan Cotton, Malvern Hills District Council