1. Front Matter. Includes administrative information relating to the entire business case document.
2. Executive Summary. Summarizes the data and findings incorporated in all subsequent sections of the business case document; it is designed to answer the questions and concerns that are of greatest interest to senior executives.
3. The Business Case. Describes what the business case document is about; explains why the business case was developed, how it was developed, and who it was prepared for.
4. Situational Assessment. Provides relevant detail about the situation facing the company, including its origin and nature, its importance to the company, and the elements that would characterize a successful outcome.
5. Alternatives Assessment. Includes a qualitative and quantitative evaluation, analysis, and comparison of all feasible options for addressing the situation described in the situational assessment.
6. Risk and Sensitivity Assessment. Examines the uncertainty associated with all previous data or information. It identifies threats, calculates ranges of possible outcomes, and provides various other insights regarding the effects of uncertainty.
7. Contingencies and Dependencies. Describes any specific changes (including any desired actions or behaviors), needed to ensure the long-term success of the initiative; that is, the realization of stated benefits.
8. Implementation Strategies and Action Planning. Describes how the preferred alternative would be implemented; forms the basis for preparation of the project plan.
9. Summary, Conclusions, and Recommendations. Synthesizes and summarizes the entire business case at a very high level; revisits previous findings, conclusions, and closes with strong recommendations.