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Better Business Cases™ Foundation and Practitioner Combined

  • Length 5 days
  • Price  NZD 4850 exc GST
  • Inclusions Exam vouchers
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Why study this course

» This Combined course is also available as two separate courses: Better Business Cases Foundation and Better Business Cases Practitioner.

With organisations investing significantly each year on capital investments such as buildings, equipment, and facilities, it is essential that the right choices are made and provide value for money. A good business case provides the evidence to support decision-making and assurance to all stakeholders of responsible action. Business cases are not just associated with larger projects, they are equally relevant and just as important to smaller projects or developments. Many projects commence with an optimistic business case which is poorly written, resulting in an organisation spending money that may not provide the return expected or wanted.

Better Business Cases training and certification is designed to help individuals:

  • Understand and apply the philosophy of the Five Case Model to business cases and other spending proposals

  • Understand different types of business cases, their purpose, who is responsible for them, and when they are required

  • Understand the development lifecycle of a business case and the relationships between the five cases

  • Develop effective business cases and spending proposals that appropriately scope the initiative and secure funding and management support

In this Foundation course you'll learn to work effectively with a team to develop a strong business case. Included with the course is a copy of the International Guide to Developing the Project Business Case and the International Guide to Developing the Programme Business Case.

Continuing with the Practitioner component of the course, you'll become a business case professional able to apply the Five Case Model to a real project.

This course pricing includes vouchers for the Better Business Cases™ Foundation Exam and Better Business Cases™ Practitioner Exam which can be taken via remote proctor. Practice exam papers are provided in the course, and reviewed to assist in preparation.

The Foundation exam is:

  • 40 minutes

  • 50 multiple-choice questions

  • Pass mark is 25 out of 50 (i.e. 50%)

  • Closed book – no other materials are allowed

The Practitioner exam is:

  • 2.5 hours

  • Objective testing with 4 questions worth 20 marks each, for a total of 80 marks

  • Pass mark is 40 out of 80 (i.e. 50%)

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

It is highly recommended that you spend some time each evening of this course reviewing and consolidating what you’ve learned, to be well prepared for the exam.

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What you’ll learn

  • The philosophy and underlying rationale of the Five Case Model

  • The different types of business case, their purpose, who is responsible for them, and when they are required in the development of a spending proposal

  • The development of the business case in relation to other recognised and recommended best practice for programme and project management

  • 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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Who is the course for?

This qualification is aimed at individuals who are:

  • 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

  • Anyone involved with a project to prove a case for investment within the public sector

Course subjects

  • Introduction to Better Business Cases

  • Overview of the Five Case Model

  • Making the Case for Change

  • Exploring the Preferred Way Forward

  • Determining Potential Value for Money

  • Preparing for the Potential Deal

  • Ascertaining Affordability and Funding Requirement

  • Planning for Successful Delivery

  • Procuring the Value for Money Solution

  • Contracting for the Deal

  • Ensuring Successful Delivery

  • Review the Business Case Development Process

  • Foundation Exam Preparation

  • Overview of Better Business Cases

  • Case Study Exercise: Setting SMART Investment Objectives

  • Case Study Exercise: Identifying the high level benefits and risk

  • Case Study Exercise: Identifying the critical success factors (CSFs) and the long and short lists

  • Case Study Exercise: Identifying and assigning the benefits criteria

  • Case Study Exercise: Preparing and interpreting the economic appraisals

  • Case Study Exercise: Identifying and apportioning the risks and completing the risk register

  • Practitioner Exam Preparation



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