Better Business CasesThe Business Case

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

The Better Business Cases™ methodology is written by the UK Government Treasury in conjunction with the Welsh Government, is well tried and tested and in their words has lead to “quicker and cheaper business decisions”.

The syllabus and the exams are based on the Five Case Model, available to download free of charge from the Welsh Government website.

Better Business Cases™: Two Qualifications

Better Business Cases training and certification is available at the Foundation and Practitioner levels.

Better Business Cases Foundation – 2 days

The Better Business Cases Foundation course gives you a good understanding of Better Business Cases so that you can confidently work as part of a team using the Five Case Model.

Including in this course is the BBC Foundation exam, a closed book multiple choice paper, 50 questions with a pass mark of 50%. Duration is 40 minutes to complete this paper. On successful completion, you receive the Better Business Cases Foundation certificate.

Better Business Cases Practitioner – 2 days

The Practitioner course and exam develops your Foundation level skills to give you the ability to apply BBC in order to develop and tailor high quality business cases. By the end of this course you will be ready to start applying the Five Case Model to produce live business cases.

The BBC Practitioner exam is an open book test, based on the objective testing format. There are 4 questions, each worth 20 marks. The pass mark is 50%. As an open book exam, the only text you can use is the “Delivering Public Value from Spending Proposals: Green Book Guidance on Public Sector Business Cases Using the Five Case Model”, available as a free download.

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