How to Structure your Case Study in 4 Steps

Most case studies have four parts:

1. Situation - the opening section describes the rationale for the case study, including the client's background, its current market position, and the areas of expertise that your company has contributed.

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You may also mention why the client selected you this project, e.g. previous deployments, awards, industry recognition.

2. Problem - state the main problem which needs to be resolved, such as system performance, market expansion requirements, or new government legislation.

3. Solution - this is heart of the document. It describes the solution in detail, how it was implemented, the impact on users, methodologies, and other factors that contributed to the overall deployment.

Many case studies include sidebars, charts and graphs to highlight key points.

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4. Evaluation - in the final section, conclude the document by evaluating the solution's impact (usually positive), discuss lessons learned, and the next steps to be taken.

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