Enterprise Information Technology Business Case Analysis Template
Published, October 23, 2014
As established in the DoD CIO memo "Use of Enterprise Information Technology Standard Business Case Analysis," the Enterprise IT BCA Template, available for download below, must be used to provide a standardized approach and criteria for analyzing IT investments.
The template is based on business cases used in the DoD and industry. Use of this template will ensure consistency, facilitate comparisons of proposed alternatives, and clearly define expected costs, benefits, operational impacts, and risks. It provides a model to facilitate an "apples to apples" cost comparison of proposed IT investments and is consistent with the cost estimation guidance from the Director, Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation.
Use of the template is required of each Military Department CIO and all DoD 4th Estate CIO's for incorporation into their IT investment review process. The Deputy Chief Management Officer will incorporate this template into the Defense Business Council review process for business systems. Use of the Enterprise IT BCA template is applicable to all IT investments. Tailoring of the template, based on the scope and nature of the project, is authorized and encouraged.