Aski’s services include: Business Case Solutions
Analysis – business analysis and workshop facilitation
Developing strategies, frameworks, business and operational plans
Building business cases
Knowledge and business analytics services
Information & technology specific consulting services
Investment Logic Mapping
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Business Case Solutions (part of Aski Pty Ltd) are expert facilitators, strategists and business case writers with a significant depth of experience in assisting State Government and private organisations to develop business strategies, prioritise and justify investments, implement efficiency improvements, and initiate new business lines.
An accredited Investment Logic Mapping Facilitator with the DTF (Vic) and a highly experienced ILM workshop facilitator, our lead consultant has provided numerous Investment Logic Map (ILM), Benefits Map, Strategic Options Analysis, and Investment Concept Brief workshops. In addition to being an ILM workshop facilitator, our lead consultant is a business case writer and develops the strategic assessment, preliminary business case and full business case for clients.
Our clients include:
Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI)
Department of Justice (DOJ)
Department of State Development, Business and Innovation (DSDBI)
Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure (DTPLI)
Private organisations such as GIO, AMP and MAB property developers
Department of Education (DEECD)
Victorian Auditor-General’s Office
Places Victoria (VicUrban)
Our lead consultant’s expertise is in the development of investment models and business cases to support commercial and operational decision makers. Over a period of fifteen years, we have developed ILMs, Outcome Logic Models, Mind Maps, Cost/Benefit Analyses and Business Plans for numerous clients in the government sector, the transport sector, for utilities, insurance companies, finance companies, IT departments, and within the construction industry. Expert facilitators, encouraging constructive, effective dialogue at all levels, from the front line to senior management. Experience in all stages of the Investment Management Standard. As an accredited Gateway Reviewer, our lead consultant positions Government investments for success.
About Investment Management
The Investment Management Standard (IMS) is a collection of simple, common sense ideas and practices that help an organisation to direct resources to deliver the best outcomes:
Focus government departments on the economic and operational goals set out in departmental strategies and government policies
Address problems of significant and immediate concern to the Victorian population
Reduce risks relating to the investments
Provide clear, responsible and accountable decision making
The standard has been evolving since 2004 . It is now a system that can support the primary investment decision-making functions of any organisation on multiple levels, from a decision about a single investment initiative to whole-of-organisation decisions that refocus the organisation’s direction. For more information on how IMS can be used to aid your organisation go to http://www.dtf.vic.gov.au/investmentManagement.
The Investment Management Standard is a workshop series of between three and four workshops.
A Four Workshop Series
Workshop 1: Defining the problems (producing an Investment Logic Map – ILM)
The Investment Logic Maps (ILM) is developed in a two hour workshop with key decision makers and the Investor (the executive that has the business need). The workshop aim is to understand and articulate the need for the Investment and produce a one-page map that depicts the logic for the investment. No preparation is required before the workshop. A draft ILM depicting the outcomes of the workshop is delivered within 24 hours of the workshop. The Investor and other participants review the draft and advise of any changes within 48 hours of the workshop. The final ILM is provided back to the Investor within 24 hours.
Workshop 2: Benefit Management Plan
This two hour workshop aims to consolidate the benefits that are expected to be delivered by an investment. During the workshop, Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) are drafted and the ILM is re-tested. Some preparation of possible measures is required. The workshop output is circulated in the same manner as the ILM.
Workshop 3: Strategic Response Workshop (producing a Strategic Options Matrix)
This two hour workshop aims to brainstorm the strategies that could be used to address the problems. Different sets of options are analysed and broadly assessed with regard to possible risks, broad costs and potential benefits. The output is circulated in the same manner as the ILM.
Workshop 4: Solution Definition (producing the Investment Concept Brief)
This two hour workshop aims to define and scope the best actions with which to proceed, the likely timelines, costs, risks and dependencies. No preparation is required. The output is circulated as per the ILM.
Attendees and Facility requirements
Numbers are best kept to between 6 to 12 participants. For the most part, participants should be the decision-makers and senior managers. A suitable room with two whiteboards will be required for each session. The room is best to be set up with a u-shaped table or auditorium-style seating.
Investment Logic Map workshop Series (Victorian Investment Management Standard)
Business Cases and Strategic Assessments
Business Planning and Strategic Planning workshops
Business Plans and Strategic Plans
In facilitating the development of Investment Logic Maps, Benefits Management Plans, Strategic Options and Investment Concept Briefs, Karen fully complies with the current guideline and practices from the Investment Management Standard of the Department of Treasury and Finance (Victoria). The basis for this standard is now used in NZ, ACT and Qld.
Our lead consultant has facilitated workshops, developed Business Plans and Business Cases for many projects and organisations including:
Department of Health – Business plans for multiple agencies
MAB Corporation: Management Information System (ERP system)
Australia Post – new Intranet, Communication and Collaboration System
Digital Government – IDAM solution
Victorian Auditor-General’s Office: Business Planning
Places Victoria (and VicUrban) - Harbour Esplanade
City of Melbourne - Customer Management Strategy
MAB Corporation: five business units - business planning & business process mapping
Department of Justice – multiple workshops including: A new family drug court; eNabling the Courts through WiFi and process automation;
VicRoads – multiple business cases and workshops over 5 years including: Transport Solutions – Regional Road & Freight bottlenecks; Freeway Noise Minimisation; Stronger Bridges Stronger Economy; Roads for Victoria; National Network; Rural program; Freight program
Department of Environment - multiple workshops including: Flood resilience; Waste management for Victoria; Waterways management; Victorian spatial systems foundation
Department of Transport - Travel Behaviours 7-year programme
Department of Transport - development of DOT strategies against DOT outcomes that align with the Transport Integration Act
Department of Transport – Local Ports
GIO-Suncorp : Workers Compensation Claims area compliance improvements
Storm: Queensland government photovoltaic energy bid formulation
GIO: Workers Compensation call centre business process improvements
Cattle Farm: New Markets
Victorian Auditor-General’s office: HR information system
Contact us at any time on (03) 8751 2670 or email us (see our CONTACT tab)