The business case is for the long haul, not just to secure funding

Business cases were prepared for each of the UC Futures projects, using the Better Business Case model adopted by the NZ Government. They were a prerequisite for Government funding, and this had the potential to drive a focus on up-front costs. But business cases can’t be just about getting the build budget approved. They need to be a reliable foundation for project delivery, and that requires an accurate reflection of scope.

Keep the doors open!

After a major disaster, everyone is in a state of shock. The physical and financial risks of operation are increased, and staff and students will be stressed by events in their home lives as well as what is going on at work. One of the first big questions you are likely to face is whether to keep operating, or to go into hiatus until you can come back repaired and ready to operate business as usual.