Developing Projects and Business Cases (Coming Soon)

$50.00 Inc GST

A sport project doesn’t start with a plan; as with all innovations, a sport project actually starts with an idea. This course will give you the key skills to develop robust business cases that will give your organisation a head start when developing ideas and applying for sponsorship and grants.

Course Description

A sport project doesn’t start with a plan; as with all innovations, a sport project actually starts with an idea. Alternatives analysis is the process of taking that idea and testing it under stress to as definitively as possible answer the following questions:

  • What is the problem are we solving?
  • Is there a better way to solve this problem (or does the problem need solving at all)?
  • Are we the best ones to solve it?
  • How will we know when the problem is solved?

 

These seem like obvious questions for every sporting organisation to ask of their projects, don’t they? Unfortunately, all too often individuals and organisations either assume they know the answers or get so excited by the awesomeness of their idea that they forget to ask them at all!

Even though you may never be officially responsible for alternatives analysis as a volunteer or paid sport project manager, being able to understand and communicate the process to others will make an immeasurable difference to your projects and performance.

After all, there is no point in doing the sport project right (sport project management) if we are not doing the right sport project! Topics include:

  • initiation and opportunity definition;
  • the project concept canvas;
  • opportunities and feasibility; and
  • business case development and recommendation.

Each topic contains a range of materials that are written, interactive and include video and online links as well as a selection of practical readings and ongoing knowledge checks. In addition to generic materials, within each unit you will also see two specific sections:

Activities

These sections encourage you stop for a minute and think. You will be asked to consider and apply existing or new knowledge to your individual situation.

Go Deeper

This is where your experience and learning is taken a little deeper through links and articles and other additional information.