Preparing Business Cases

Governments are demanding more effective use of resources, and delivery of desired outcomes, especially when investing in transport infrastructure and services.

Professionals, therefore, need to be able to develop and present robust and compelling business cases to secure funding for investment. Or at least be able to understand how a business case is put together

Let me ask you:

  • Does preparing a business case make you anxious and stressed?
  • Have you struggled to get a business case approved?
  • Do you want to know the key success principles in preparing an effective business case?

Here you will find some answers ...

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