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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 112 user reviews.

Good trainer

Good trainer, very interactive, thank you :)

11 Dec 2017

Interactive and well structured

The course was really well structured, it provided exactly what was required and promised. 
There was time for questions, discussions and other interactivity.
I'd like it to have been longer to go into further detail.

11 Dec 2017

Very informative!

Emanuela was very interesting and used amazing methods of interaction. The course really has helped develop my project management skills and I am excieted to use these new skills at my firm!

11 Dec 2017

Excellent course

Excellent course, excellently delivered. Thanks Emanuela.

11 Dec 2017

Informative and transferable

The training was very informative and provided a great overview of key elements in project management.
The case study was very good and all info covered was easily transferable into my current role.
Going forward, it would be useful to cover key methodologies.

15 Nov 2017

Comprehensive and practical

Comprehensive and easy to understand. Real life examples made it easier to transfer what I have learned into practical application for my own project and those for the future.
Very engaging and knowledgeable course trainer.
Would have liked more time to go through my own projects in more detail (a minor point hwoever!)

15 Nov 2017

Well structured and paced

Well structured with a good style of training. Good pace with user friendly course materials.

15 Nov 2017

5 stars

  • Lots of good information and tip to use.
  • Nice venue.
  • Good interaction with the course leader Emanuela.
  • Useful pack of the Powerpoint slides provided.

15 Nov 2017

Very good

Very good course with plenty of detail and encouraged me to apply it practically to my role.
Good pace of delivery and course materials.

15 Nov 2017


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

"What I like about Knowledge Train is that they keep the class sizes small."

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