A well-crafted business case is based on a selection of relevant facts and figures from various sources. The authors carefully choose what should and should not be included for consideration of acceptance and rejection, before drawing to conclusions. Yet far too many well-crafted cases do not result in successful projects.
Despite all the care, information sometimes gets misplaced or left out by mistake. A disclaimer to an offer, for example, in which a supplier states that the minimum delivery speed cannot be guaranteed at the negotiated price. It’s just a two-line paragraph, easy to be overlooked. But it is an omission that may cause the business case to completely collapse once brought into practice.
Seemingly small bits of information get left out all too often. Because of misinterpretation, neglect, or sadly even because they don’t quite suite the purpose of the authors. That’s why as a decision maker you rigorously scrutinize each business case, but that doesn’t always bring to light what’s been left out.
You can’t redo all the research yourself, and even having it done by a second opinion team is not all that likely to succeed, since sources are scattered, too diverse, too numerous and, above all, insufficiently transparent. Your vital business information is locked in an untouchable kingdom of applications and databases. Interested in how to set your data free?
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