Better Business Cases™ Foundation & Practitioner Training Course

Understand The Importance Of The Business Case And The Five Case Model​

Introduction

Our 5-day Better Business Cases™ Foundation & Practitioner training course and examination is based on the The Five Case model, the UK Government's Best Practice approach to planning spending proposals and enabling effective business decisions.

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    Exam Included
    5 Days
    £1399Excl. VAT

    Course Outline

    • Strategic Outline Programme (SOP) For Policy, Regulations And Grants Programmes
    • The Business Case Development From The Strategic Outline Case (SOC) To The Outline Business Case (OBC) To The Full Business Case (FBC) For Major Projects
    • Business Justification Case (BJC) For Minor Spending Proposals
    • The 10 Step Delivery Process
    • The Key Roles In The Business Case Development

    Description

    Better Business Cases™ is a systematic and objective approach to all stages of the business case development process that sits alongside and complements the HM Treasury's Green Book Guidance. It provides 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 Arrangement In Place To Successfully Deliver The Proposal

    About the Course

    Our Better Business Cases™ Foundation & Practitioner course will have time for discussions and group exercises which will give you the chance to discuss your own projects and how it can be adopted and adapted to your organisation. You will learn:

    • The Importance Of The Business Case
    • Types Of Business Cases
    • The Five Case Model
    • An Improved Understanding Of The Better Business Case Process
    • Core Business Competency For Any Manager Or Director
    • Understanding Of An Established And Proven Methodology Which Can Be Applied At Both Strategic (Macro) And Tactical (Micro) Level


    Who Should Attend

    This Better Business Cases™ training course is relevant to those responsible for developing and producing spending proposals or their assessment and approval, in particular:

    • 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, Responsible For The Forward Planning And Prioritization Of Spending Proposals
    • Members Of Approvals And Management Boards With Responsibility For Scrutinising Or Approving Spending Proposals

    Materials Provided

    • Full Comprehensive Course Materials
    • Highly Skilled And Knowledgeable Tutors
    • Refreshments

    Organisational Benefits

    • Reduce Unnecessary Spend And Optimise Public Value
    • Reduce Consultancy Costs
    • Faster Throughout And A Clear, Proportionate Approval Process.
    • Improve Quality Of Decision Making

    Individual Benefits

    • An Improved Understanding Of The Better Business Case Process, Relevant To Both 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.

    Prerequisites

    There are no specific prerequisites required prior to attending this training course.

    Prereading

    The following prereading will be emailed to you as a PDF document. Please ensure that you do have the right software to read or extract a PDF file. The pre-course reading takes approximately 8-10 hours to perform and consists of the following:

    1) Better Business Case™ Workbook Pre-Course Study

    2) Green Book Guidance On Public Sector Business Cases Using The Five Case Model.

    You will also be required to complete a minimum of 1-hour of homework each evening.

    Exam Overview

    Better Business Cases™ Foundation:

    The purpose of the Better Business Cases™ Foundation Certification 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.

    • 50 Multiple-Choice Questions
    • 25 Marks (50%) Or More Required To Pass (Out Of 50 Available)
    • 40 Minute Duration
    • Closed-Book Examination

    Better Business Cases™ Practitioner:

    The purpose of the Better Business Cases™ Practitioner Qualification is to confirm whether you have achieved sufficient understanding of the theory and applications of The Five Case Model to allow them to effectively develop and produce a business case. A successful Practitioner should be able to start applying the model to a real project.

    • Objective Testing
    • 4 Questions Per Paper With 20 Marks Available Per Question
    • 40 Marks (50%) Or More Required To Pass (Out Of 80 Available)
    • 2 1/2 Hour Duration
    • Open Book Exam (Delivering Public Value From Spending Proposals: Green Book Guidance On Public Sector Business Cases Using The Five Case Model Only)

    Exam Type

    Classroom Exam

    Professional Development Units - PDUs

    You cannot earn any Professional Qualification Credits from this training course.

    Qualifications

    Successful completion of this training course will result in the Better Business Cases™ Foundation & Practitioner​ Certificate.

    Next Steps

    Our 3-day PRINCE2® Foundation course will focus on equipping you with a detailed knowledge of the PRINCE2® methodology including the seven principles, seven processes and seven themes central to running a project using this method. The successful completion of the PRINCE2® Foundation examination will give you a recognised qualification.

    Our PRINCE2® Foundation course is delivered using accelerated learning techniques which create fun, interactive and interesting training environments. We provide pre-course materials and activities to enable you to prepare for the course so that you can take full advantage of the trainer's knowledge and guidance.

    Conclusion

    Once you have successfully completed the training course and examination, you will be awarded both of the Better Business Cases™ Foundation & Practitioner certificates.

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