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Better Business Cases Practitioner

This course covers the Better Business Cases™ certification by APMG. This will enable delegates to gain an improved understanding of Better Business Cases™, structure spending proposals and make better business decisions.

The course is aimed at those responsible for developing and producing spending proposals or their assessment and approval; in particular: Accounting Officers; Senior Responsible Owners (SROs), Programme Directors and Project Managers; Directors of Finance, procurement and planning; Members of approvals and management boards; Consultants - responsible for supporting the public sector and Supply Chain Members.

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Learning Objectives

Better Business Cases™ is a systematic and objective approach to all stages of the business case development process that sits alongside, and complements, HM Treasury’s Green Book guidance. The 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 range of potential solutions; ensuring optimal balance of benefits, cost & risk.
  • Putting the arrangements in place to successfully deliver the proposal.

Course Content

The course is relevant to those responsible for developing and producing spending proposals or their assessment and approval; in particular:

  • Accounting Officers; Senior Responsible Owners (SROs), Programme Directors and Project Managers; Directors of Finance, procurement and planning; Members of approvals and management boards; Consultants - responsible for supporting the public sector and Supply Chain Members. Benefits 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 to Organisations
  • Reduce unnecessary spend and optimize public value.
  • Reduce consultancy costs.
  • Faster throughput and a clear, proportionate approval process.
  • Improve quality of decision making

Exams & Certification

Course fee includes the Better Business Cases™ Exam fees and course materials including, a copy of the Green Book Guidance on Public Sector Business Cases Using the Five Case Model..

What examinations are taken on the course?
Practitioner exam at the end of day 2

Better Business Cases Exam: is a two and a half hour, open book, objective type exam format comprising 4 scenario-based objective test questions. The pass mark at practitioner level is also 50%.

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