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Overview

Change initiatives often fail at the first hurdle as the business case fails to convince senior management of the return on investment.

Creating effective business cases and spending proposals is therefore critical to securing funding and management buy-in. It is important therefore that individuals have the opportunity to develop their capabilities to create, review and adapt effective business cases.

This five day course, covers the newly launched certification by APMG and is based on the ‘Five Case Model’ – the UK’ government’s best practice approach to developing spending proposals and enabling effective business decisions. The course provides a step-by-step guide to developing a business case that:

Leave our five day course fully qualified at Better Business Case Practitioner Level and confident in your ability to plan, manage and deliver better business cases.

This course is aimed at Project Managers and Team Members with responsibility for the successful delivery of programmes and projects or tasked with developing a business case for investment.

Exams

Foundation exam in the afternoon of day 3 and practitioner exam at the start of day 5

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Steve Browne
Project Management Consultant, AgilePM Accredited Trainer

Steve started as a computer programmer, working for a subsidiary of Nat West bank, before taking on a role in pre-sales consultancy and client training both in the UK and internationally.

He became involved in Project Management in the 1980’s while working for a services company. Two spells as a company director saw Steve develop a strong interest in formal methods. A return to full time project management included a series of increasingly complex projects and led to programme and portfolio management roles. He has worked with both on-shore and off-shore teams to deliver change ...

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Learning Outcomes

  • Establish clear needs for intervention 
  • Set clear objectives in terms of return on investment
  • Consider a wide range of potential solutions ensuring an
    optimal balance of benefits, cost and risks
  • Set out arrangements to ensure successful delivery of
    the proposal
  • Be prepared for the Foundation & Practitioner exams
All the Understanding ModernGov courses are Continuing Professional Development (CPD) certified, with signed certificates available upon request for event.

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Agenda

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  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3
  • Day 4
  • Day 5
09:00 - 09:30

Registration

09:00 - 16:45

Foundation Syllabus

  • What is a project?
  • How does the project align with the strategic planning process?
  • An overview of the Five Case Model
    • The Strategic Case
    • The Economic Case
    • The Commercial Case
    • The Financial Case
    • The Management Case
16:45 - 17:00

Questions & Close

09:00 - 09:15

Registration

09:15 - 16:45

Foundation Syllabus - Continued

  • The Business Case Development Process
    • Business Case Development Framework
    • Strategic Context and Strategic Assessment
16:45 - 17:00

Questions & Close

09:00 - 09:30

Registration & Foundation Exam Administration

09:30 - 10:10

Foundation Exam

10:10 - 10:45

Foundation Exam Marking

10:45 - 16:45

Practitioner Syllabus

  • Scoping the proposal and preparing the Strategic Outline Programme (SOC)
    • Making the case for change
    • Spending objectives, existing arrangements and business needs
  • Planning the proposal and preparing the Outline Business Case (OBC)
    • Identify the spending option
    • Prepare the scheme for procurement
    • Prepare the necessary funding and management arrangements
16:45 - 17:00

Questions & Close

  • Scoping the proposal and preparing the Strategic Outline Programme (SOC)
    • Making the case for change
    • Spending objectives, existing arrangements and business needs
  • Planning the proposal and preparing the Outline Business Case (OBC)
    • Identify the spending option
    • Prepare the scheme for procurement
    • Prepare the necessary funding and management arrangements
09:00 - 09:15

Registration

09:15 - 16:45

Practitioner Syllabus - Continued

  • Procuring the proposal and preparing the Full Business Case (FBC)
    • Identify the ‘market place opportunity’ which offers optimum value for money
    • Negotiating commercial and contractual arrangements
    • Demonstrating affordability
  • Reviewing the Business Case: SOC, OBC and FBC
16:45 - 17:00

Questions & Close

09:00 - 09:15

Registration

09:15 - 09:30

Practitioner Exam Administration

09:30 - 12:00

Practitioner Exam

12:00 - 12:15

Feedback, Evaluation & Close

Venue

etc. Venues – Marble Arch, London

Garfield House 86 Edgware Road, London, W2 2EA