According to recent research, many projects commence with an optimistic business case which is often poorly written. This results in organisations spending money that may well not give them the return they expect or want. In our post-recession world, the focus is increasingly on showing value for money. Understanding the proven tools and techniques to make a stronger and more robust business case is a critical part of organisational and project success.
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:
This is a three-day course leading to the APMG-International Better Business Cases Practitioner examination, which is scheduled to take place on the final day.
The purpose of the Practitioner qualification is to confirm whether the candidate has achieved sufficient understanding of the theory and application of the Five Case Model to allow them to effectively develop and produce a business case. A successful Practitioner candidate should be able to start applying the model to a real project. In order to sit the Practitioner qualification you must have passed the Foundation qualification.
By the end of this Practitioner course you should be able to apply and understand how to tailor the Five Case Model effectively to the development of a business case within an organisation environment supporting the approach. Specifically:
This qualification is aimed at anyone involved with, or overseeing, a project to understand the work that is necessary to prove a case for investment within the public sector. This includes:
This is an intensive three-day instructor-led classroom course, providing all you need to pass the APMG-International Better Business Cases™ Practitioner exam including:
Refreshments will also be provided throughout the duration of your training.
The format of the Practitioner exam is as follows: