Project Management Institute

The Art of Tailoring While Building the Business Case with Klaus Nielsen


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

The business case, both as a product and a process, provides decision makers, stakeholders and the public with a management tool for evidence based and transparent decision making and a framework for the delivery, management and performance monitoring of the resultant scheme.  There is a heavy emphasis on the product of the business case development, rather than the processes that can damage business case development. Creating a business case development process based upon an iterative stage-gate model and the use of best practices may increase both the quality and trustworthiness of the business case, while allowing the organization to end any business cases that are of little value as quickly as possible.  This seminar is a full two-D simulation where participants actively engage in the planning and developing of a business case in a project environment with heavy emphasis on the need for tailoring, agile and adaptations for the project manager and the application of best practice knowledge of mastering the business case. It’s all about quality in the process of the project and the process of developing the business case to ensure high quality products, business case or project deliveries.

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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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
5 - 6 August 2020

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