EVC Foundation Syllabus
I. Introduction to EVC
Presents why the changes happening in the Digital Age require a different and better approach for assessing
and communicating the value of solutions to internal and external customers; and preparing an objective
case not just to get a project approved, but also to realize the forecasted benefits.
II. Value Types
A Business Case goes beyond ROI. A business case must demonstrate value at all key levels in an
organization, including the strategic, financial, economic, and operational value of a solution. These section
present the key value types, and how they must be presented to key decision makers, and to all the
necessary project stakeholders in order to realize the expected benefits and minimize resistance to change.
III. Business Value Plan (BVP)
The section presents the different types of reports that can be presented to internal and external customers
to communicate value creation, depending on the type of initiative—from rapid ROI analysis, to complete
Business Value Plans.
IV. EVC Framework Introduction
This section presents the three main models of the EVC Framework, including TBO™ (Total Benefit of
Opportunity), TCO (Total Cost of Opportunity) and TRO™ (Total Risk of Opportunity); which are necessary to
demonstrate the value of an initiative, and get approval from the key decision makers.
The section also presents the stages and capabilities needed to assess, quantify, forecast, validate and
measure the benefits, costs and risk with all the stakeholders and key decision makers.
V. EVC Principles, Enabling Tools & Best Practices
This session is about 50% of the course content. It presents the fundamental EVC elements and enabling
tools to identify the project benefits, assess the benefits uncertainty, and determining the formula, data and
assumptions needed to economically quantify any benefit in economic terms; and present the risk doing and
not doing an investment in the proposed solution.
VI. EVC Stakeholders roles
The benefits, costs and risk of a project need to be validated with the necessary stakeholders to ensure that
the expected value from the project is realized. These session presents how to get the stakeholders,
including benefactors, beneficiaries, and other constituencies, involved to validate the benefits and costs,
and increase the probability of project success.
VII. Course Summary
VIII. EVC Foundation (EVCf) Exam (Optional)