Fund Innovation with a Minimum Viable Business Case

Full business cases are for scaling, not for starting.

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Trying to build a full business case before taking the minimum viable approach can lead to:

  • Inaccurate costs and benefits.
  • Wasted time and investment.
  • Missing out on approval for your project(s).

Adopting the minimum viable business case approach will lead to:

  • More accurate benefit and cost projections.
  •  An increase in cancellations for bad projects.
  •  An increase in projects delivered in scope, on budget, and on time.

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Module 1: Solve Someone’s Problem

The Purpose

  • Introduce the methodology.
  • Design a solution to a problem.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Value proposition design techniques learned.

Activities: Outputs:
1.1 Introduce MVBC methodology.
1.2 Discuss business problems.
1.3 Canvass for a problem.
1.4 Design a solution.
  • Value Proposition Canvas

Module 2: Determine Benefits and Impact

The Purpose

  • Define the benefits of the solution.
  • Generate a paper prototype of the solution.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Understand what value your solution will bring.
  • Understand the user experience that someone using your solution will have.

Activities: Outputs:
2.1 Define the benefits.
2.2 Craft a value proposition.
  • MVBC Document
2.3 Discuss impact reduction techniques.
2.4 Introduce prototyping.
  • Prototyping Workbook
2.5 Map the user journey.

Module 3: Plan the Project

The Purpose

  • Develop a roadmap for the project.
  • Analyze the stakeholder environment and engage with them.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Project roadmap defined.
  • Stakeholders engaged.

Activities: Outputs:
3.1 Establish project stage gates.
3.2 Discuss risks and mitigation.
  • MVBC Document
3.3 Perform stakeholder power mapping.
  • Stakeholder Power Map
3.4 Co-create the vision.

Module 4: Prepare the Pitch

The Purpose

  • Finish the MVBC document.
  • Practice the presentation.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Project approval.

Activities: Outputs:
4.1 Finish the MVBC Document.
  • MVBC Document
4.2 Practice the pitch.
4.3 Discuss next steps and scale the approach.
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