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Better Business Cases™ Foundation & Practitioner Combo

Length: 1 Day    Cost: $3,195 + GST    Version: Project Management

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About this Course

Our Better Business Cases qualification is based on the ‘Five Case Model’ – the UK government’s best practice approach to developing spending proposals and enabling effective business decisions.

The model provides a step-by-step guide to developing a business case that:

  • Establishes a clear need for intervention (a case for change)
  • Sets clear objectives in terms of return on investment
  • Considers a wide range of potential solutions ensuring an optimal balance of benefits, cost and risks
  • Sets out arrangements to ensure successful delivery of the proposal.

Organizations adopting this proven approach can expect a reduction in unnecessary spending and improved decision making process, whilst project teams have a greater chance of securing necessary funding and support for change initiatives.


  • 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.
  • Prerequisites

    There are no prerequisites for this course

    At Course Completion

    Benefit for Individuals

    • 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

    Benefits for your Organisation

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

    Foundation Exam:

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

    Practitioner Exam:

    • 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
    • Open book exam (International Guide to developing the Project Business Case and International Guide to developing the Programme Business Case only)

    Course Outline

    The course embraces the Five Case model to enable effective decision making when scoping and planning proposals in a robust and thorough manner. The Better Business Cases™ course looks at this model to consider:

    • The strategic case - the investment objectives and strategic fit
    • The economic case - optimising for value for money
    • The commercial case
    • The financial case - affordability
    • The management case - deliverability and plans for delivery
    • The development lifecycle of a business case and the relationships between the five cases.
    • How to apply the steps in the business case development framework, in order to support the production of a business case, using the Five Case Model, for a given scenario.

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