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Better Business Cases ™

The constantly growing pressure on public sector and private organizations to deliver more with less resources means that spending decisions need to be clearly justified by a business case.

Learn how to improve your decision-making capabilities and get better returns from your investment in change initiatives with our Best Practice, Better Business Cases Qualification.

Gain the knowledge and understanding of the guidance to work effectively with, or as a member of, a team to develop a business case using the Five Case Model process.

Organizations will see an improved selection of the right programmes and projects, reduce unnecessary spend and optimize value.

This qualification is applicable to all Project, Program and Portfolio management professionals including Program Directors, Program Managers, Senior Responsible Owners, Project Managers and PMO personnel, Business managers with responsibility for finance, procurement and planning as well as Senior executives who are responsible for approving investment decisions.

/ WHAT IS IT?

Better Business Cases is a systematic and objective approach to all stages of the business case development process that sits alongside, and complements, HM Treasury’s Green Book guidance.

The event and examination are based on The Five Case Model, the International best practice approach to planning spending proposals and enabling effective business decisions.

Providing a step-by-step guide to developing a business case, by:

  • Establishing a clear need for intervention – a case for change;
  • Setting clear objectives – what you want to achieve from the investment;
  • Considering a wide range of potential solutions – ensuring an optimal balance of benefits, cost and risk;
  • Putting the arrangements in place to successfully deliver the proposal.

/ APPROACH AND DURATION

The event is a mixture of lectures, individual and team exercises, and practical examples, delivered by an experienced APM Group accredited trainer.

2 days: Foundation Training and Examination

3 days: Practitioner Training and Examination

FOUNDATION

The purpose of the Foundation qualification is to confirm that you have sufficient knowledge and understanding of the guidance to be able to work effectively with, or as a member of, a team to develop a business case using the Five Case Model.

Exam Format (Closed Book)

  • Multiple Choice
  • 50 questions
  • 25 marks or more required to pass (out of 50 available) – 50%
  • 40 minutes duration

PRACTITIONER

The purpose of the Practitioner qualification is to confirm whether you have achieved sufficient understanding of the theory and application of the Five Case Model to allow you to effectively develop and produce a business case. A successful Practitioner candidate should be able to start applying the model to a real project.

Exam Format (Open Book)

  • Objective testing
  • 4 questions per paper, with 20 marks available per question
  • 40 marks or more required to pass (out of 80 available) – 50%
  • 2 ½ hours duration

We welcome the opportunity to discuss your unique requirements.

Training Events & Consulting Solutions are provided globally by expert Internationally Certified instructors and globally recognised Registered Consultants.

Our PRINCE2 training in project management event delivers in two main areas:

FOR INDIVIDUALS

  • An improved understanding of the Better Business Case process, relevant to those responsible for producing business cases and those who approve them;
  • Understanding of an established and proven methodology, which can be applied at both strategic (macro) and tactical (micro) levels;
  • Core business competency for any manager or director.

FOR ORGANISATIONS

  • Reduce unnecessary spend and optimise public value;
  • Reduce consultancy costs;
  • Faster throughout and a clear, proportionate approval process;
  • Improve quality of decision making.

/ CONTENT

  • Importance of the Business Case
  • Types of Business Cases
  • The Five Case Model
  • Fit with Best Practice Assurance and Approvals

/ OUTCOMES

The outcomes from the BBC training will lead to improvement and change within the business in particular to understand:

  • The types of business cases, their purpose, responsibilities and timeline
  • The rationale of the Five Case Model
  • The fit with Best Management Practice assurance and approvals

The outcomes from the BBC training will lead to improvement and change within the business in particular to understand:

  • Business managers
  • Operations Managers
  • Programme managers
  • Portfolio managers
  • Business Analysts
  • Demand Managers
  • Change managers
  • Benefit Managers
  • Business Change Managers
  • Project managers
  • Senior Responsible Owners (SROs);
  • Programme Directors and other Directors with responsibility for the successful delivery of programmes and projects;
  • Project Managers;
  • Project Team members and specialist advisers tasked with delivering a business case for investment;
  • Officers involved in the scrutiny and review of investment proposals.
  • Auditors

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