Change initiatives often fail at the first hurdle as the business case fails to convince senior management of the return on investment.

Creating effective business cases and spending proposals is therefore critical to securing funding and management buy-in. It is important therefore that individuals have the opportunity to develop their capabilities to create, review and adapt effective business cases.

This five day course, covers the newly launched certification by APMG and is based on the ‘Five Case Model’ – the UK’ government’s best practice approach to developing spending proposals and enabling effective business decisions. The course provides a step-by-step guide to developing a business case that:

Leave our five day course fully qualified at Better Business Case Practitioner Level and confident in your ability to plan, manage and deliver better business cases.

This course is aimed at Project Managers and Team Members with responsibility for the successful delivery of programmes and projects or tasked with developing a business case for investment.

Exams

Foundation exam in the afternoon of day 3 and practitioner exam at the start of day 5

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09:00 - 09:30

Registration

09:00 - 16:45

Foundation Syllabus

  • What is a project?
  • How does the project align with the strategic planning process?
  • An overview of the Five Case Model
    • The Strategic Case
    • The Economic Case
    • The Commercial Case
    • The Financial Case
    • The Management Case
16:45 - 17:00

Questions & Close

09:00 - 09:15

Registration

09:15 - 16:45

Foundation Syllabus - Continued

  • The Business Case Development Process
    • Business Case Development Framework
    • Strategic Context and Strategic Assessment
16:45 - 17:00

Questions & Close

09:00 - 09:30

Registration & Foundation Exam Administration

09:30 - 10:10

Foundation Exam

10:10 - 10:45

Foundation Exam Marking

10:45 - 16:45

Practitioner Syllabus

  • Scoping the proposal and preparing the Strategic Outline Programme (SOC)
    • Making the case for change
    • Spending objectives, existing arrangements and business needs
  • Planning the proposal and preparing the Outline Business Case (OBC)
    • Identify the spending option
    • Prepare the scheme for procurement
    • Prepare the necessary funding and management arrangements
16:45 - 17:00

Questions & Close

  • Scoping the proposal and preparing the Strategic Outline Programme (SOC)
    • Making the case for change
    • Spending objectives, existing arrangements and business needs
  • Planning the proposal and preparing the Outline Business Case (OBC)
    • Identify the spending option
    • Prepare the scheme for procurement
    • Prepare the necessary funding and management arrangements
09:00 - 09:15

Registration

09:15 - 16:45

Practitioner Syllabus - Continued

  • Procuring the proposal and preparing the Full Business Case (FBC)
    • Identify the ‘market place opportunity’ which offers optimum value for money
    • Negotiating commercial and contractual arrangements
    • Demonstrating affordability
  • Reviewing the Business Case: SOC, OBC and FBC
16:45 - 17:00

Questions & Close

09:00 - 09:15

Registration

09:15 - 09:30

Practitioner Exam Administration

09:30 - 12:00

Practitioner Exam

12:00 - 12:15

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Project Management Consultant, AgilePM Accredited Trainer

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Duration 

5 day non-residential

etc. Venues – Marble Arch, London

Garfield House
86 Edgware Road
London
W2 2EA

020 7793 4200

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Q: Private: What does my course cost cover?

A: Your course cost covers all course materials, which includes a print copy of the PowerPoint slides, exercises and case study; all applicable exam fees; your lunches and refreshments whilst on the course and your certificate upon successful completion of the course. We are also happy to provide you with an attendance certificate if required too. There are absolutely no further costs to pay.

Q: Private: What is the exam structure?

A: The Better Business Cases Foundation exam is a forty-minute, closed book, multiple choice exam. The Better Business Cases Practitioner exam is a two and a half hour open book exam in the objective testing style, which basically means complex multiple choice.

Q: Private: Is this an accredited course?

A: Yes. Better Business Cases is accredited by the APMG; the same accrediting body that look after the PRINCE2 and AgilePM qualifications.

Q: Private: Where is your London Training Venue?

A: The venue for this training is still being confirmed however it will definitely be in Zone 1 of Central London. Venues we use on a regular basis are around Oxford Circus, Victoria and Charing Cross. As soon as the venue is confirmed delegates will be emailed with the exact location and the best ways of getting there.