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Producing effective business cases and spending proposals is critical to securing funding and management buy-in.

Our two and a half-day course covers the innovative APMG certification and is based on the ‘Five Case Model’ – the UK’ government’s best practice approach to developing spending proposals and enabling effective business decisions.

With a step-by-step guide to developing a business case through a systematic and objective approach, leave the day fully qualified at Better Business Cases™ Foundation Level and confident in your ability to plan, manage and deliver better business cases.

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

Download the full course information here. 

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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

  • Set clear objectives in terms of return on investment (ROI)
  • Set out arrangements to ensure successful delivery of the proposal
  • Establish clear needs for intervention 
  • Consider a wide range of potential solutions ensuring an optimal balance of benefits, cost and risks
  • Be prepared for the Foundation Exam

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0800 542 9414
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  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3
09:00 - 09:15


09:15 - 09:45

Trainer’s Introductions and Clarification of Learning Objectives

09:45 - 16:45

Foundation Syllabus (Breaks will be included throughout the day)

  • 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 Financial Case
    • The Economic Case
    • The Commercial Case
    • The Management Case
  • The Business Case Development Process
    • Making the case for change
    • Determining the strategic context
    • Business Case Development Stages
    • Exploring the preferred way forward
16:45 - 17:00

Questions and Close

09:00 - 09:15


09:15 - 16:45

Foundation Syllabus – Continued (Breaks will be included)

  • The Business Case Development Process continued
    • Contracting for the deal
    • Ensuring successful delivery
    • Preparing for the potential deal
    • Planning for successful delivery
    • Procuring the value for money solution
    • Determining the potential value for money
    • Ascertaining affordability and funding requirement
16:45 - 17:00

Questions and Close

09:00 - 09:30

Registration & Foundation Exam Administration

09:30 - 10:10

Foundation Exam

10:10 - 10:45

Foundation Exam Marking