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Better Business Cases™

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. The course and examination are based on The Five Case Model, the UK government’s best practice approach to planning spending proposals and enabling effective business decisions.

Our eLearning course covers the latest version of the guidance.

This course is ideal for those responsible for developing and producing spending proposals or their assessment and approval, for example: Accounting Officers, Senior Responsible Owners (SROs), Programme Directors, Project Managers, Directors of Finance, Procurement and Planning, Members of approvals and management boards, Project Team Members.

BBC Foundation eLearning:

Price: £450 + VAT
D
uration: Approx. 20 hours self-study
Access: 12 months 
Included: interactive eLearning with embedded videos, questions with model answers, practical examples of good practice and worked exercises using a scenario/case study to improve your understanding and ability to apply the material.
Online exams, accredited trainer support and International Guides to Developing the Project Business Case and Programme Business Case, sample papers and answers.

Pre-Requisites: previous experience of a Project Management environment
 

eLearning:
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Better Business Cases Foundation exam:

  • 50 multiple choice questions
  • 40 minutes duration
  • 25/50 marks or more required to pass- 50% pass mark
  • Closed book

BBC Foundation & Practitioner eLearning

Price: £850 + VAT
D
uration: Approx. 20 hours self-study
Access: 12 months 
Included: interactive eLearning with embedded videos, questions with model answers, practical examples of good practice and worked exercises using a scenario/case study to improve your understanding and ability to apply the material.
Online exams, accredited trainer support and International Guides to Developing the Project Business Case and Programme Business Case, sample papers and answers.

Pre-Requisites: previous experience of a Project/ Programme Management environment

eLearning:
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Better Business Cases Practitioner exam:

  • Objective testing
  • 4 questions per paper, with 20 marks available per question
  • 40/80 marks required to pass = 50% pass mark
  • 150 minutes duration
  • Open book exam (International Guide to developing the Project Business Case and International Guide to developing the Programme Business Case only)

BBC In-House


Our in-house option offers the course content to be delivered by one of our accredited trainers, either as virtual event, face to face or via blended learning.  

This option also includes the interactive eLearning resources such as the modules and sample papers.

Contact us via the 'Enquire Now' button below and include the course title within your enquiry.

For any further information, click the 'More Information' button below.

Pre-Requisites: previous experience of a project/ Programme Management environment

In-House:
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In-house, workplace, virtual and eLearning options all use online exams. Online exams are arranged through Aspire Europe; you can sit your exam at home or in the office. You will be monitored by the online invigilator (ProctorU) via a webcam.
P3M Examination options (aspireeurope.com)

Module 1 - Introduction to Better Business Cases

This section covers:

  • The Case for a Business Case
  • Project Success v Failure
  • What is a Project?
  • What is a Programme?
  • Business Case Relevance 
  • Types of Programme
  • Alignment with Strategic Planning Process
  • Overview of the 5 Case Model

Module 2 - The 5 Stages of Delivery

This section covers: 

  • Stages Overview
  • Determining the Strategic Context
  • Stages
  • Business Case and Assurance
  • Business Justification Case
  • Business Case Development
  • Business Case Evolution

Module 3 - The Strategic Case

This section covers:

  • Determining the Strategic Context
  • Managing the Case for Change
  • For Each Spending Objective
  • Workshop Stage One - Case for Change

Module 4 - The Economic Case

This section covers:

  • The Purpose of an Economic Case
  • Exploring the Preferred Way Forward
  • Actions required when 'Exploring the Preferred Way Forward' such as determine long list and SWOT analysis 
  • Determining Potential Value for Money
  • Actions required when 'determining potential value for money' 

Module 5 - The Commercial Case

This section covers:

  • The Purpose of the Commercial Case
  • Preparing for the Potential Deal
  • Required actions to complete the Commercial Case, such as determining the procurement strategy
  • Risk Allocation
  • Pre-Delivery Phase
  • The Operational Phase
  • The Extension Phase

Module 6 - The Financial Case

This section covers:

  • Ascertaining Affordability and Funding Requirement
  • Financial modelling
  • Solutions for when the preferred way is unaffordable
  • Impacts to Consider
  • Assessing Affordability
  • Closing Affordability Gaps

Module 7 - The Management Case

This section covers:

  • Purpose of the Management Case
  • Planning for Successful Delivery
  • Required actions such as plan benefits realization
  • Use of Specialist Advisers
  • Benefits Register
  • Risk Mitigation
  • Risk Register

Module 8 - The Final Steps

This section covers:

  • Procuring the Value for Money Solution
  • Contracting for the Deal
  • Ensuring Successful Delivery
  • Completion of the FBC
  • Review the Business Case Development Process

Module 1 - Introduction (Practitioner)

This section covers:

  • Project Success V Failure
  • The Strategic Case
  • The Economic Case
  • The Commercial Case
  • The Financial Case
  • The Management Case
  • Stages of Business Case Development
  • The Key Stages
  • Types of Assurance
  • Responsibility for Producing the Business Case

Module 2 - Case Preparation (Practitioner)

This section covers:

  • Making the Case for Change
  • Determining Potential Value for Money
  • Preparing for a Potential Deal
  • Exploring the Preferred Way Forward
  • Investment Objectives
  • Actions Relating to Case Preparation

Module 3 - Case Development (Practitioner)

This section covers:

  • Ascertaining Affordability and Funding Requirement and Related Actions
  • Programme Roles
  • Programme/ Project Plan
  • Financial Modelling
  • Planning for Successful Delivery and Related Actions
  • Procuring the Value for Money Solution and Related Actions

Module 4 - Case Implementation (Practitioner)

This section covers:

  • Contracting for the Deal and Relating Actions
  • Ensuring Successful Delivery and Relating Actions
  • Reviewing the Business Case

For any further enquires for this course, fill in the contact form below and we will get back to you as soon as possbile!

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