PMISSC October Dinner Meeting

How to Build a Winning Business Case

Featuring Teresa Allison

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 | 6:00 – 9:00pm

Sheraton Silver Spring Hotel
8777 Georgia Avenue
Silver Spring, Maryland, 20910

Free Parking - Park in the garage under the hotel and validate ticket at the front desk before leaving

6:00 - 7:00 pm:       Check-in and Networking
6:30 - 8:00 pm:       Dinner and Dessert Buffet
7:00 - 7:30 pm:       Chapter Meeting and Announcements
7:30 - 8:30 pm:       Main Presentation 

Main Presentation       

How to Build a Winning Business Case


Teresa Allison

Topic Summary     

Before a project comes to fruition, a business case has to be made to an organization’s senior leadership as to why it should invest the resources to undertake the project. In order to make a winning case for a project it takes research and number crunching to be able the address the questions that the leadership will have about the proposed project. Leadership may ask questions like… What is this project about? How does it align with our mission? What stakeholders are going to be involved in the project? Will we have their support for project? How much will it cost? What is the proposed schedule for the project? What are the risks that could keep us from being successful? How do we address them so that we can be successful? What benefits will we get from the project? Do the benefits outweigh the cost of the project? How much do we expect the organization’s performance to improve and when will we see the improvements for the issues that it is meant to address? Learn what it takes to answer these questions and build a winning business case for your projects. 

Learning Objectives

Attendees will learn the steps that it takes to develop a winning business case that addressed the questions that senior leadership and key stakeholders will want to know about your project. It will explain how write a business case that is strong enough to receive support from an organization.

About the Speaker

Teresa Allison

teresaallisonTeresa Allison is currently a Lead Associate at Booz Allen Hamilton. She is an IT Consultant with over 18 years of experience in the field of information technology consulting. She has served as a trusted advisor to CIOs and their staffs by providing them with solutions for addressing their management needs for multi-billion dollar federal information technology programs.

She has supported federal agencies with Health & Human Services, Homeland Security, Transportation, Financial Regulatory, Veterans Affairs, Diplomacy & Foreign Affairs, and International Development & Foreign Assistance missions.

Teresa is certified IT professional who currently holds the PMP, CGEIT, CSM, ITIL, Security+, CISA, CISSP, and Lean Six Sigma certifications. She graduated from Carnegie Mellon University’s H. John Heinz III College with a Master of Science in Public Policy and Management and minor in Management of Information Systems. She received her bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Xavier University.



Professional Development Units


 1.5 PDUs

CCR PDU Category

0.5 – Technical Project Management

1.0 - Strategic and Business Management (0.5 from Chapter Meeting)

Registration Information

Early Bird Online $40

  • Pre-register and pay online during the early bird registration period to receive a $10 discount on registration

  • With early registration, students pay $20; non-students pay $40

  • Early bird registration ends at midnight on Tuesday, October 1.

Regular Online $50

  • Online registration (regular, non-early bird) closes at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, October 8 (the evening before the Dinner Meeting).

Student Online $30

  • Students must enter the code STUDENT in the coupon field when registering in order to pay $30 (or $20 if registering during “early bird” period!), and must show their student ID at the registration desk the day of the meeting

Walk-in, Day-of Registration $50

  • Walk-in registrations accepted with cash, check, or credit card

Benefits of registering in advance

1.       Discount on registration 

2.       Payment may be made by credit/debit card or PayPal account (only cash or check accepted at the door)

3.       Early registrants receive a pre-printed name badge at the meeting (useful for networking)

4.      Early registrants are automatically entered into a drawing for a free dinner meeting coupon

Registration Cancellations

Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by the Sunday before registration closes to receive a full refund. Any requests made to Programs after Sunday and before registration closes will receive the option to registration to another dinner meeting. Note: There are no transfers or refunds for no-shows.

Event Properties

Event Date 10-09-2019 6:00 pm
Event End Date 10-09-2019 9:00 pm
Cut off date 10-08-2019 7:30 pm
Individual Price Regular Price
Location Sheraton Silver Spring Hotel
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