Have you ever had an idea – only to be asked to formulate a business case? This section will explain what a business case is, their purpose and give tips on how to formulate one.

You may wish to use this worksheet along with the videos below.  

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 Have you ever been asked to formulate a business case – if so how did you feel?

 If not, would it be a barrier to you progressing an idea?

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 What would you put in an outline business case for you idea (if you have one)?

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 How would you summarise your idea for an outline business case?

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 What criteria would you use for an options appraisal of your idea? How would you weight them?

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 What risks does your idea pose? Using the scoring system suggested try and quantify them

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 How could you make your business case interesting?

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What have you learned? What changes will you make?