To help progress the development of sound business cases for infrastructure projects, ISA has developed specific templates for critical stages in the project development and assurance process. These have been closely aligned with the ISA Assurance Framework and guidance materials and it is strongly recommended that they are used for best practice project development.
The Strategic Assessment Template below supports project proponents in establishing the case for change and the investment need underlying the initiative. Effective strategic assessment identifies benefits and outcomes sought and enables better solution option identification and development in the Options Analysis stage. This template is intended to be used to initiate the project (including budget requests) for options analysis and Gate 1: Project Justification review.
The Options Analysis Template below supports a structured process to identify a shortlist of feasible options to address the identified need. These can be progressed for detailed analysis in the business case stage. This template is intended to be used for developing the project up to the Gate 1: Project Justification review.
Business case development
The Business Case Template below supports a detailed assessment of the short-listed solution options progressed from the options analysis stage and enables the recommendation of one option for implementation and an investment decision by Cabinet. This template is intended to be used for developing the project up to the Gate 2: Full Business Case review.