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Better Business Cases 

Level: Foundation

Price: £450 + VAT

Duration: approx. 20 hours self-study

Access: 12 months

Included: eLearning, online exam and International Guides to Developing the Project Business Case and Programme Business Case

Pre-Requisites: previous experience of a Project Management environment 

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In-House: our in-house option offers the course content to be delivered by one of our accredited trainers, either in your workplace or via a virtual event.  

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Course Description:

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.

This eLearning course covers the latest version of the guidance and prepares delegates for the Practitioner exam. The course includes both of the Better Business Cases International Guides.

Exam Information

Better Business Cases Foundation exam:

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

Throughout the course, interwoven within the delivery of the theory and the practical examples of good practice, there is ongoing support and preparation for the Foundation examination. We also provide sample papers and mock questions to help you practice.

Who is this course for?

This course is ideal for those responsible for developing and producing spending proposals or their assessment and approval, for example:

  • Accounting Officers – responsible for delivering public value
  • Senior Responsible Owners (SROs), Programme Directors and Project Managers responsible for successful delivery
  • Directors of Finance, procurement and planning
  • Members of approvals and management boards

Module 1 - Introduction to Better Business Cases

This section covers:

  • Understanding the context of the Better Business Cases qualification scheme
  • Better Business Case Overview, including:
  • Project success v failure
  • Answering the question: when should the Business Case be developed?
  • Using the Five Case Model for the Project Business Case
  • Key Steps in Developing the Programme Business Case
  • And many more!

Module 2 - The 5 stages of Delivery

This section covers: 

  • Determining the Strategic Context
  • Business Case and Assurance 
  • An Overview including the key stages, purpose for developing a Programme Business Case and more

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:

  • Exploring the Preferred Way Forward
  • Actions required to complete Exploring the Preffered Way Forward, such as Agreeing Critical Success Factors
  • Determining Potential Value for Money
  • Actions required to complete Determining Potential Value , such as economic appraisals

Module 5 - The Commercial Case

This section covers:

  • The purpose of Commercial Case
  • Preparing for the Potential Deal:
  • The process
  • Actions needed to complete Preparing for the Potential Deal

Module 6 - The Financial Case

This section covers:

  • The purpose of the financial case
  • Actions to complete the financial case, such as financial modelling
  • scerting Affordability and Funding Requirement:
  • The process

Module 7 - The Management Case

This section covers:

  • The purpose of the Management Case
  • Planning for Successful Delivery:
  • The process
  • Actions needed for Planning for Successful Delivery to be completed, such as planning benefits realization

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

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

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