For this assignment, I want you to compare and contrast a Business Case and a Business Plan. Include definitions and applications.

A Business Case Definition:  Documentation detailing the requirements to move an idea from conceptualization to project initiation.

For this assignment, I want you to compare and contrast a Business Case and a Business Plan.   Include definitions and applications.   Also please explore business case templates. The above definition of a business case is mine, if you would like to offer a different definition as part of your assignment, please do so, but of course you will defend it therein. There are examples of Business Case Templates located in the readings for this course. There are also some links provided. Please review other web sites of relevance and indicate those you use.

I want you to submit to me in three weeks maximum a paper on the above and stating why the details in the business case template are there and how this represents the corpus of data that would be submitted to obtain funding and project approval to get a project started. The paper should be from 5 to 7 pages in length.  Select a business case template that you like. Tell me why you selected that business case template and how it is associated with the(technological and/or business drivers) problem that you selected for your Business Case Research paper.

I want you to reference at least three different business case templates and select the one you believe to be the best. Include the one or URL for it, with your paper. You should reference the others that you evaluated to come to your conclusion.

This is the first of two projects; the second is identified in week four assignments. Yes you can look now if you want to it should be there.

Please reference the rubric in the rubrics/criteria section for grading expectations.


Select an industry of interest. Identify and describe some of the problems affecting the industry where business systems may be used.

Identify the reasons (technological and / or business drivers) behind the problems.

Select at least one problem area and research different systems solutions (3 options) or technologies currently available or under development that may help solve the problem.

Evaluate the options in relationship to the problem and identify which option you determine would be the best fit.  (A-2, C-2)

Please do not submit research paper for the following: Electronic Health Records (HER), Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) and Transportation Tracking System.

Submit a SWOT analysis for your business case research paper. This should help you with clarifying the problem statement for your business case research paper and address priorities.

Use the link associated with this assignment to make your submissions.

The SWOT analysis can be prepared with Word or with PowerPoint. The title must identify the company and the industry.  There should be a minimum of 4 items in each area.


Refer to the textbook for additional information in preparing a SWOT analysis.  You may refer to this