Example: Reduce time taken to learn by 4 hours.
Change in Time Taken to Learn: 4 hours Improvement Cost: 10,000
Number of Users: 2,000 Expected Project Life: 3 years
Annual Salary (Trainee): 30,000    
Future Gain from Improvement = [2,000 x (30,000/1,840*) x 4 ] * [(1+0.05)3 - 1]/0.05 - 10,000(1+0.05)3 = 399,619
Total Gain from Improvement = 399,619/(1+0.05)3 = 345,206
Annual Gain from Improvement = 345,206 / 3 = 115,069
Annual ROI = 115,069 / 10,000 = 12 : 1
Total ROI = 345,206 / 10,000 = 35 : 1
* Work year = 230 work days / year; 8 hours workday = 1840 hours / year
Calculate Reduced Learning Curve
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Compare ROIs Scenario 1 Scenario 2 Scenario 3
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