“The general who wins the battle makes many calculations in his temple before the battle is fought. The general who loses makes but few calculations beforehand.”
One of the great impediments of gaining key decision maker buy-in on a new OSS project is preparing a compelling business case. A majority of the benefits of an OSS are intangible, making quantification and business case justification a difficult task. The attached template provides a number of different approaches to justify the outlay of resources on your next OctopOSS.
If you find this template helpful, I’d love to hear about your story, your project and any other compelling factors that you’ve added to your business case.