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APMG Better Business Cases Foundation & Practitioner Course

The systematic and objective approach to all stages of the business case development.

The Better Business Cases certification course and examination are based on The Five Case Model.

The Five Case Model is 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.

Certify your ability to:

  • Establish a clear need for intervention - a case for change.
  • Set clear objectives - what you want to achieve from the investment.
  • Consider a wide range of potential solutions - ensuring an optimal balance of benefits, cost and risk.
  • Put the arrangements in place to successfully deliver the proposal.


Foundation

Who is Foundation for?
  • 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.
What are the key things you will 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 recognized and recommended best practice for programme and project management.
Exam format:
  • Multiple Choice
  • 50 questions
  • 25 marks or more required to pass (out of 50 available) - 50%
  • 40 minutes duration
  • Closed book


Practitioner

Who is Practitioner for?
  • 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.
What are the key things you will learn?
  • 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.
Exam format:
  • Objective testing
  • 4 questions per paper, with 20 marks available per question
  • 40 marks or more required to pass (out of 80 available) - 50%
  • 2 ½ hours duration
  • Open book exam (International Guide to developing the Project Business Case and International Guide to developing the Programme Business Case only)

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  • John was an absolutely fantastic trainer. He was extremely patient and thorough in all aspects.

  • Good balance of trainer-led teaching, group discussion and group exercises.

  • The course was designed and run to maximise the opportunity for candidates to understand and absorb all the information.

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