Who should attend this Better Business Cases™ Training Course?
Better Business Case™ Certifications will be valuable for individuals responsible for producing spending proposals and business justifications, including:
- Accounting Officers - deliver results for the public
- Financial Advisors
- Senior Responsible Owners
- Management Board Members
- Procurement Officers
There are no prerequisites required prior to attending this course.
Better Business Cases™ Foundation & Practitioner Course Overview
This 5-day Better Business Cases™ Foundation and Practitioner Course will enable individuals to plan, initiate, and deliver a comprehensive business case - through ensuring that the Government’s best practice guidelines are followed to elevate the probability of investment. Candidates will learn how to tailor the guidance to answer potential doubts that investors have about a business case and reduce unnecessary resource consumption through developing a thorough planning proposal. This is a combined course, during which candidates will receive training at the Better Business Cases™ Foundation level, followed by training at the Practitioner level.
Better Business Cases™ is a strategic and systematic approach to developing a business case that is comprehensive, accurate, and portrays the value of a change to prospective investors. Following the HM Treasury’s Green Book Guidance, in accordance with The Five Case Model, the course delineates the constituents that contribute to a persuasive business case, including comprehending the strategic, management, commercial, economic, and financial case, and of how to deliver such a case.
The Five Case Model, the UK government’s best practice approach, will help to establish a clear step-by-step operation to developing a business case, from making intervening decisions, to planning spending proposals. The purpose of the Better Business Cases™ Foundation element is to enable individuals to effectively work with, or as a member of, a team to develop a business case using the Five Case Model.
In addition, the Better Business Cases™ Practitioner course element enables candidates to develop a sufficient level of knowledge of the theoretical foundations of the guidance, and the ability to apply such knowledge to develop a comprehensive business case. Upon completing the Foundation and Practitioner course, a candidate will be able to start applying the model to a genuine business case development project.
On this Better Business Cases™ course, individuals will learn about:
- Justifying the requirement for the intervention - a change case
- Goal setting and creating clear objectives - what you want to achieve from the project using the investment
- Offering suggestions and considering a wide range of potential solutions - ensuring a balance of benefits, cost, and risk to ensure return on investment
- Planning, initiating, and delivering a business case proposal
The following pre-course reading will be e-mailed to you as a PDF document. Please ensure you have the right software available to read/extract a PDF file. The pre-course reading takes 8-10 hours to perform and consists of the following:
- Better Business Case® Workbook Pre-course study
- Green Book Guidance on Public Sector Business Cases Using the Five Case Model
In addition, delegates will be required to complete a MINIMUM of 1 hour of homework each evening.
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