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Better Business Cases Foundation

Length: 2 Days    Cost: $1,325 + 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.

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Audience


  • 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

From the Better Business Cases™ Foundation online course, you will:

  • Have an improved understanding of the Better Business Case process, relevant to both those responsible for producing business cases and those who approve them
  • Understand an established and proven methodology which can be applied at both strategic and tactical levels

.Foundation Exam:

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

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

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