Project Management Institute

Business Case - Best Practices for Success with Klaus Nielsen


Topics: Business Skill Enhancement | Project Management | Benefits Realization | Time Management Scheduling

The purpose of a business case is to document the justification for the undertaking of the project; to gain management commitment; to provide a framework for planning and management of the business change; and enable you to monitor and measure the realization of the benefits of the project—but that’s easier said than done. However, many practitioners are familiar with the concept of a business case, yet we are rarely talking about the same kind of business case and content/quality seems to vary. 

In this seminar, we will cover the common best practice elements found in a business case such as project description/context, strategic alignment, financial case, risk assessment, alternative evaluation, project plan, economic case, stakeholder analysis, executive summary, commercial case, and change management. Each element will be illustrated by a range of tools and techniques from across the globe.

This seminar utilizes an engaging hands-on approach, and participants in groups will work throughout the seminar on an ongoing business case which will be developed, presented and discussed. For each element of the business case the participants will have the opportunity to work with various templates, tools/techniques and approaches. 

After the seminar, the comprehensive training material contains all you need to apply the tools and techniques, combined with a library of great templates.


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What You Will Learn

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Enjoy extensive business case knowledge
  • Apply the dozens of comprehensive, concise, ready-to-use tools
  • Enhance problem solving skills
  • Apply communications and presentation skills
  • Improve team working skills
  • Emphasize knowledge sharing
  • Acquire countless tips and nuggets from the facilitator and participants
  • Network across the community
  • Have fun while learning/working

PDU Allocation Table

The table below displays the number of professional development units (PDUs) awarded for each PMI® credential, as they align to the PMI Talent Triangle®. Leadership and Strategic PDUs apply evenly across all credentials and Technical PDUs apply only to specific credentials. PDUs will be added in full to all eligible credentials.
Technical Leadership Strategic Total
CAPM / PMP / PgMP 4.5 2 7.5 14.00
PMI-ACP / Agile* 4.5 2 7.5 14.00
PMI-SP 0 2 7.5 9.50
PMI-RMP 0 2 7.5 9.50
PfMP 4.5 2 7.5 14.00
PMI-PBA 4.5 2 7.5 14.00
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*Please note that the asterisked row above applies to all PMI Agile certifications, this includes DASM, DASSM, DAVSC and DAC.

Seminar Instructor(s)


Klaus Nielsen

Klaus Nielsen is managing partner in Global Business Development, an organization specialized in organizational project, program and portfolio management for private and government organizations across the Nordic region.

Mr. Nielsen has more than 20 years of professional experience within project management where he is deeply involved in his various IT projects/programs on a day-to-day basis. The projects/programs range from agile project/transformations to traditional projects/programs in the 20+ million US dollar budget range. When not involved in actual projects/programs, Klaus is a veteran PMI certifications prep courses trainer and teaches at the IT University of Copenhagen in project, program and portfolio management.

He is a seasoned degree holder from various universities such as Cambridge University (UK) and The IT University of Copenhagen, he also has two MBAs from recognized American universities. Klaus also holds more than 30 professional certifications within this field.

He is the author of the books I am Agile; Mastering the Business Case, Achieve Business Analysis Certification and Agile Certified Practitioner Exam, and the writer of several PMI articles such as “The Business Case,” “Product and Process,” “Project Management – Fast and Slow,“ “The Next Level of Big Visible Charts,” and “Software Estimation Using a Combination of Techniques.”

Course Information

2 Days
19 - 20 April 2021


Member Price
(US$1456.00 before 8 March)
Non-Member Price
(US$1612.00 before 8 March)
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