WSB 011 Practical Government Business Cases

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(Last Modified:17-Jun-2019)


This workshop covers the foundational elements of any decision analysis process which are variously referred to as Cost-Benefit Analysis (CBA), Business Case Analysis (BCA), Analysis of Alternatives (AoA), Economic Analysis (EA) and several other terms. Participants quickly explore the theory, but spend most of the time analyzing real world examples. The course culminates in a day-long case where groups build an acquisition style BCA or CBA.

The following critical behaviors can be applied on the job:
  • Translate open-ended guidance into analyzable objectives or problem statements, courses of action, and criteria.
  • Breakdown complex decisions, costs and benefits into analysis.
  • Create decision papers that are easy to comprehend regardless of the complexity of the issues or data.

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  • Objectives
  • Overview of services view of terms, regulations and procedures
  • Creating an effective Problem Statement
  • Analyzing and creating problem centric Assumptions
  • Devising credible courses of action
  • Creating reasonable cost estimates
  • Developing and using rational decision criteria
  • Analyze results and refining the business case
  • Building an action oriented business case and presentation

    OUTCOME: Focused decision analysis that is so balanced and comprehensive that the decision maker can disagree with the recommendation and have enough justification already in the paper to write and justify a non-concurrence without having to have the analysis redone.
  • Target Attendees
    Anyone who has been assigned to write or is on a team writing an AoA, EA, CBA or BCA or is a reviewer of the same. High marks have been given to the course from engineers, manpower planners, logistics planners, financial managers and cost estimators.
    Predecessor Course(s) (Acceptable as a substitute for this course until the acceptance date specified below.)
    Predecessor Predecessor Course Title PDS Code Accepted Until
    None None None None
    Course Length
    3 Classroom days
    Additional Course Information
    Delivery Mode Workshop
    Equivalent Courses None
    ACE Recommended Credits N/A
    PDS Code N/A
    DAU Public (material/prework) N/A
    Continuing Education Units   0
    Continuous Learning Points  24
    Reservist Retirement Points  0
    Historical Allocations Mouse Over for Past CEU/CLPs
  • Fee-For-Service arrangements may be required.
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  • The CLPs referenced above presume off-the-shelf delivery.