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Better Business Cases Foundation Online (online exam)


Given the Business Case is the most important part of a Project, identifying if the project is worth starting, and when reviewed it can influence as to whether the project continues or indeed is stopped, then you would expect it to have a real importance.

Many projects run with an optimistic Business Case, often poorly written, and organisations are spending money that may well not give them the return they expected.

In our post-recession world, where the focus is increasingly on showing value for money, the Better Business Cases™ methodology is a great way to ensure everyone involved in the Project has an understanding of proven tools and techniques to make a stronger and more successful Business Case.

What's Included

6 months licence to course materials: please note that the course and the exam must be completed within this timeframe

APMG Better Business Cases Foundation examination

Better Business Cases™ Foundation Exam Format

  • Multiple choice format
  • 50 questions per paper
  • 25 marks or more required to pass (out of 50 available) – 50%
  • 40 minutes duration Closed-book

Accredited by the APMG

More Information

This Better Business Cases™ 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 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 arrangements in place to successfully deliver the proposal

Will Better Business Cases™ be right for you?

The 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 scrutinizing or approving spending proposals.

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