To prepare your case study analysis, you need to understand the four parts that hold the case study together. Once you have grasped how to structure your case study, you are then in a better position to refine this document and make the sections flow more smoothly from one topic to the next. Your case study should be built around the Situation, Problem, Solution, and Evaluation.
How To Write a Case Study Analysis
Look at each of these sections – Situation, Problem, Solution, and Evaluation – and see where and how you can improve these.
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.
You may also mention why the client selected you this project, e.g. previous deployments, awards, industry recognition.
2. Problem – state the main problem that 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.
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.
Once you have done this, get a colleague to proof-read what you have written, update the review copy, arrange a peer review and then circulate the document to your target readers.