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AMPG Better Business Cases Foundation & Practitioner – Virtual Classroom

Change initiatives can frequently fail at the first hurdle, typically because the business case fails to convince senior management of a return on investment. By creating effective business cases and spending proposals you can secure funding and management buy-in from Senior Managers and Stakeholders within the business.

This APMG Better Business Cases Virtual Classroom training course has been developed around the ‘Five Case Model’, which is the UK government’s best practice approach to developing spending proposals and enabling effective business decisions.

Earning your APMG Better Business Cases training course, will help you to:

  •    Understand and apply the philosophy of the Five Case Model to business cases and other spending proposals.
  •    Understand different types of business cases, their purpose, who is responsible for them and when they are required.
  •    Understand the development lifecycle of a business case and the relationships between the five cases.
  •    Develop effective business cases and spending proposals that appropriately scope the initiative and secure funding and management support.

Key features
  • Delivery Method: Virtual Classroom
  • Exam: Included
  • Duration: 4 Days
  • Accredited by APMG
  • Join a community of over 575,000 learners
  • Interest-Free Payments

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Key features
  • Delivery Method: Virtual Classroom
  • Exam: Included
  • Duration: 4 Days
  • Accredited by APMG
  • Join a community of over 575,000 learners
  • Interest-Free Payments
Course Details

If you are currently working as or looking to train to become one of the below, this course will be beneficial for you.

  •    Senior Responsible Owners (SROs), including 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.

A good business case provides the evidence necessary to support decision-making and assurance to all stakeholders who are responsible for taking action.

The main benefits of a solid Business Case are:

  •    It ensures all parties have a common understanding of the value a project intends to produce.
  •    Your organisation gains a clear, ongoing basis for determining if a project should be continued.
  •    Resources are used effectively.
  •    Priorities are clearly outlined for your Project Manager and your business.
  •    You will have a clear basis for assessing project success.

We find that delegates typically are currently working in, or plan on a career in the following job roles:

  •    Project Team Member - £35k
  •    Project Manager - £45k
  •    Senior Responsible Manager - £46k
  •    Systems Owner - £47k
  •    Programme Director - £100k

(Source: Glassdoor)

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Learning Outcome

Foundation Level

Throughout this training course 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.

Practitioner Level

Throughout this training course 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, to support the production of a business case, using the Five Case Model, for a given scenario.

Syllabus

The training course covers the following topics:

Five case model Overview

Developing the Strategic Case

  •    Defining the case for change
  •    Setting SMART objectives
  •    Defining benefits
  •    Defining key risks
  •    Balancing Effectiveness / Economy / Efficiency

Developing the Economic Case

  •    Options framework analysis
  •    Defining the 'long list'
  •    Benefits appraisals
  •    Risk appraisals
  •    Turning the 'long list' into a 'short List' and a 'preferred option'

Developing the Commercial Case

  •    Determining the procurement strategy
  •    Apportioning risk
  •    Determining payment mechanisms

Developing the Financial Case

  •    Ascertaining affordability
  •    Securing relevant funds
  •    Determining capital requirements
  •    Net effect on prices

Developing the Management Case

  •    Defining project management controls
  •    Defining change controls
  •    Define benefit measurement arrangements
  •    Define risk management arrangements
  •    Define post project evaluation processes

Foundation Exam Format

Exam Format - Multiple choice

Duration – 40 minutes

Pass Mark – 25/50 (50%)

Open book – No 

Practitioner Exam Format

Exam Format - Multiple choice

Duration – 2 ½ hours

Pass Mark – 40/80 (50%)

Open book – Yes (International Guide to developing the Project Business Case and International Guide to developing the Programme Business Case only).

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