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Chapter Dinner: Bulletproof Business Cases: 5 Critical Things Every Project Proposal Needs
Event : 
Chapter Dinner
Monday, October 16, 2017 (All day)
PMI Talent Triangle: 
Strategic and Business Management
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Program Description: 

Project teams often find themselves developing business cases for the performing organization. When asked to do so, it is critical to create a solid business case. All too often, project teams are asked to implement a solution before the underlying problem is known or assessed. No one likes working on misguided projects, or efforts that don’t meet business needs, or projects doomed for failure. Worst of all are projects that are cancelled because of lack of support or sponsorship. A well-defined business case helps prevent these issues.

An essential ingredient to successful projects is a clear and relevant business case. It provides both insights into and a proposed solution for important business needs. Bulletproof business cases contain feasible and effective ways of justifying and recommending projects that address business needs, both problems and opportunities.

Through this presentation, you will learn a repeatable process that starts with identifying business needs and ends with a bulletproof business case. You will discover how to apply each step in a 5-part method to developing business cases that was developed from the approach used for internal and external consulting work at our company. Help contribute to your organization’s bottom line with bulletproof business cases!

Special Instructions: 


5:00 pm - Career Networking Group

5:30 pm - Register, Local Interest Groups (PrCs), Networking 

6:00 pm - New Member Orientation

6:30 pm - Dinner

7:15 pm - Webstream broadcast begins 

7:20 pm - PMI-MN Chapter Business / Intros

7:30 pm - Presentations

8:20 pm - Q & A


Reservations through 10/2/17: 
PMI-MN members $27, non-Chapter members $37
Partners: PMI-MN members $25, non-Chapter members $35

Reservations from 10/3/2017-10/16/2017:

PMI-MN members $32, non-Chapter members $42 

Partners: PMI-MN members $30, non-Chapter members $40 


Reservations for Speaker Only:

PMI-MN members $15, non-Chapter members $25

Partners: PMI-MN Members $14, non-Chapter members $23

Speaker Only Walk-ins: $25 


LIVE Webstream

PMI-MN members $20, non-Chapter members $30

Partner discount does not apply


Cancellation: Full refunds, less a $10 cancellation fee per registration, will be granted to written requests received through October 14.

Speaker(s) Bios: 

President and Founder of Watermark Learning, Richard Larson is a successful entrepreneur with over 30 years of experience in business analysis, project management, training, and consulting. He has presented workshops and seminars on BA and PM topics to over 10,000 participants on five different continents.

Rich is a frequent speaker at PM and BA national conferences and IIBA® and PMI® chapters around the world. He has contributed to the BA Body of Knowledge, was a lead author for the PMI Business Analysis for Practitioners: A Practice Guide, and the PM Body of Knowledge. He and his wife Elizabeth Larson have co-authored four books, The Influencing Formula, CBAP Certification Study Guide, PMI-PBA Certification Study Guide, and Practitioners’ Guide to Requirements Management.


PMI-MN October Dinner Sponsor

U of MN Continuing Education