Business Cases for IT Projects and Investments

MGMT X 418.27B
This course provides training on real-life case studies with hands-on opportunities to develop a business case for an IT project.
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What you can learn.

  • Identify essential components of an IT infrastructure and develop an effective business case
  • Analyze case studies, conduct alternatives analysis, and evaluate the newly emerging technological trends affecting IT decisions such as cloud computing, mobile technology, virtualization, green IT, and VoIP
  • Calculate project financial measures including return on investment (ROI), internal rate of return (IRR), net present value (NPV), break-even analysis, and total cost of ownership (TCO) to assess IT decisions and include as part of the project business case

About this course:

Developing effective business cases for IT projects and investments is critical for successful IT professionals. Management uses business cases to make investment decisions about which projects to fund, defer, or cancel. Developing an effective business case requires project management, business, and finance skills, as well as an awareness of the organization's political and economic environments. This course covers developing business cases from management, business, project management, and financial perspectives. Topics include identifying essential and optional parts of an effective business case; finding alternatives; estimating costs, hidden costs, and risks; identifying tangible and intangible benefits; converting a business case into a business plan; and evaluating new technological trends (cloud computing, mobile technology, virtualization, green IT, VoIP); and IT management services using case studies. Learn simple, powerful tools for calculating a project's financial value, including return on investment (ROI), internal rate of return (IRR), net present value (NPV), break-even analysis, and total cost of ownership (TCO). Includes real-life case studies and hands-on individual and group projects.
Suggested Prerequisites

It is advisable that you complete the following (or equivalent) since they are prerequisites for Business Cases for IT Projects and Investments.

X 418.24 Information Technology Management or consent of instructor.

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