Ask for Evidence

Just like lawyers who need evidence in order to prove a case, you need evidence to build a compelling business case. You have to prove together with the client that there really is a problem or opportunity, and clearly establish the criteria for success.

Use “how,” “what,” and “where” questions to gather evidence.

HOW specifically does this show up as a problem?

WHERE does this show up as a problem?

WHAT is going on in your company that proves this really is a problem?

HOW would you know that you were being successful?

WHAT measurements would prove success?

WHERE would indicators of success actually show up?

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