Step 4: Business cases for proposed initiatives

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The Business Case should be in an accessible format and contain all of the information that the decision-maker requires for a fully informed decision. This should include all supporting material outlining the assumptions and assessment techniques used in the assessment process.

The Business Case is the centrepiece for a proposed initiative. It should clearly state and demonstrate the merit and justification for the initiative, and ensure all required evidence is properly documented.

The Business Case should be developed in stages as progress is made through the planning and assessment Framework. The Business Case at each stage should be referred to by a different name to distinguish the different stages. The naming proposed in the ATAP Guidelines is: Business Case: Strategic, Rapid; and Full/Final.