Better Business Cases™ Foundation E-learning (with exam)
Become an expert at presenting perfect business cases with this Better Business Cases (BBC) Foundation certification course from Good e-Learning!
For business transformation programmes to succeed, they need viable and convincing business cases to present to decision-makers. The BBC framework offers a consistent, generic decision-making model that can be applied to any project or program. Candidates learn to understand and develop cases based on what they can achieve, who is responsible for what, and how they relate to business strategy. By the end of this course, candidates are fully prepared to sit and pass the Better Business Cases (BBC) Foundation certification exam!
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Who is this course aimed at?
Businesses looking for a way to make business cases more substantial, objective, and effective
Programme Directors, Senior Responsible Owners (SROs), and other Directors responsible for delivering programs and projects successfully
Project team members, managers, and specialist advisers responsible for delivering business cases
Any officers involved in reviewing and scrutinizing investment proposals
What will you learn by taking this course?
How to understand and apply the Five Case Model (used by HM Treasury and the UK Office of Government Commerce) when dealing with spending proposals
How to fully understand the importance and purpose of business cases, as well as when they are required and who is responsible for making and responding to them
The development lifecycle of a typical business case
The relationship between the 'Five Cases' (the Strategic Case, Socioeconomic Case, Commercial Case, Financial Case, and Management Case)
How to develop effective spending proposals and business cases that can both acquire support and scope initiatives accurately
Everything needed to successfully pass the official Better Business Cases (BBC) Foundation exam
Why should you take this course?
This course covers the Five Case Model, recommended by HM Treasury, the Welsh Government, the UK Office of Governance Commerce, and a wide variety of public sector organizations
BBC is a generic business case framework that can be applied in any industry or sector
BBC training is highly relevant to project/ program managers and team members responsible for creating business cases, as well as decision-makers responsible for reviewing them
The BBC framework offers proven tools and best practices for creating, presenting, reviewing, and scrutinizing business cases and spending proposals
Good e-Learning is an award-winning online training provider with a diverse portfolio of accredited e-learning certification courses
This course is fully accredited by APMG International
Welcome to Better Business Cases Foundation
This module introduces the main features of the course, along with the aims and objectives, structure, and learning plan.
Candidates receive a syllabus, diagram pack, glossary, further reading and links document, and links for downloading essential copies of the BBC framework's publications.
Finally, the module addresses several Better Business Cases frequently asked questions.
Module 1: Key Concepts and Overview Learning Objectives
This module explores the nature of projects and the different program types. Candidates learn how programs and projects align with an organization's wider strategic planning process.
They also learn about the value of effective business cases, as well as the purpose of assurance.
Finally, the module provides an overview of the 'Five Case Model' along with the business case development process.
Module 2: Developing the Strategic Case Learning Objectives
This module looks at how the 'Strategic Case' is developed. Candidates learn the actions required to finish the first two steps in the development framework:
Step 1 - Determining the strategic context
Step 2 - Making the case for change
Module 3: Developing the Economic Case Learning Objectives
This module offers guidance on the first steps involved in developing an economic case. This comprises Step 3 of the development framework, which focuses on exploring the preferred way forward.
The module goes on to explain how 'Critical Success Factors (CSFs)' are agreed on, how long list options are determined, and the best way to recommend a way forward.
Module 4: Planning the Scheme and Preparing the Outline Business Case (OBC) Learning Objectives
This module focuses on the second part of developing an economic case. This comprises Step 4 of the development framework, which focuses on determining Value For Money (VFM).
The module explains the actions required, including revisiting and confirming the shortlist and preparing economic appraisals for all short-listed options.
Finally, the module explains how to undertake benefits appraisals, risk assessments and appraisals, sensitivity analysis, and selecting the preferred option.
Module 5: Review: Modules 1-4 Learning Objectives
This module offers an opportunity to review the content covered in modules 1 to 4.
The module features a memory game on the course's key terms, along with a concept-checker that candidates can use to assess actions based on the concepts introduced in previous modules.
Module 6: Developing the Commercial Case Learning Objectives
This module looks at how the 'Commercial Case' is developed. This comprises Step 5 of the development framework.
The module goes on to cover how to determine the correct procurement strategy and service streams, along with the required outputs.
Finally, the module explains the actions used to outline risk apportionment and payment mechanisms, as well as how to ascertain contractual issues and accountancy treatment.
Module 7: Developing the Financial Case Learning Objectives
This module discusses how to develop a 'Financial Case', which comprises Step 6 of the development framework.
The module focuses on what actions are required to prepare financial models and appraisals.
Module 8: Developing the Management Case Learning Objectives
This module looks at how to develop a 'Management Case', which comprises Step 7 of the development framework.
The module explains best practices for planning project/program management, change management, risk management, benefits realization, and post project/program evaluations.
Module 9: Procuring the Proposal and Preparing the Full Business Case (FBC) Learning Objectives
This module focuses on Steps 8 to 10 of the development framework, which culminate in the completion of the 'Full Business Case (FBC)'.
The module looks at the actions that procure VFM solutions, contract for deals, and guarantee successful delivery.
Module 10: Review: Modules 6-9 Learning Objectives
This module allows candidates to review the content covered in modules 6 to 9.
The module features a memory game for recalling key terms, as well as a concept-checker that candidates can use to assess actions based on the concepts covered in previous modules.
Module 11: Practice Exams Learning Objectives
This module features two practice exams. The first is provided by the APMG, while the second was developed by Good e-Learning.
When you feel you are ready to sit the exam, simply contact Good e-Learning to request your FREE exam voucher.
Wrap-Up Learning Objectives
This module wraps up the course while also outlining the next steps for candidates.