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APMG Better Business Cases Practitioner Course in Gloucester

Course Overview

Change initiatives frequently fail at the first sign of a problem which is common when senior management is unconvinced by a business case's ROI. Creating an effective business case and spending proposal can help secure both senior management support and funding. 

Our APMG Better Business Cases Practitioner training course is built around the ‘Five Case Model’ best practice approach to developing spending proposals, which helps you decide on effective business decisions.

Earning your APMG Better Business Cases training course will ensure you can: 

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

If you have not yet earned your Foundation certificate, you will first need to take our AMPG Better Business Cases Foundation training before you enrol.

This course benefits from our Exam Pass Guarantee*.

Key features
  • Delivery Method: Virtual Classroom
  • Exam: Included
  • Duration: 2 Days
  • Certified & Experienced Trainers
  • Accredited by APMG
  • Exam Pass Guarantee*
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Key features
  • Delivery Method: Virtual Classroom
  • Exam: Included
  • Duration: 2 Days
  • Certified & Experienced Trainers
  • Accredited by APMG
  • Exam Pass Guarantee*
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Course Details

Is the APMG Better Business Cases Practitioner course suitable for me?

Are you looking to work in one of the below job roles? If so, this training course will benefit you and your career goals. 

  •  Senior Responsible Owner, Programme Director, Director. 
  •  Project Manager.
  •  Project Team Members.
  •  Specialist adviser.
  •   Investment Officer. 

Prerequisites

You will first need to earn your AMPG Better Business Cases Foundation certificate before undertaking your Practitioner level training course.  

How will the APMG Better Business Cases course benefit me?

You will learn how to develop strong business cases and effectively work within a team which will help your organisation improve in key areas. 

You will also benefit from:

  •  Exam Pass Guarantee*.
  •  Fast-track your learning with our Virtual Classroom course.
  •  Enhance your career prospects.
  •  Learn from expert trainers with vast experience in this field.
  •  We offer interest-free payment options.

Understanding Exam Pass Guarantee 

Our Virtual Classroom sessions often receive higher pass rates, mainly because of the additional support you can receive from our trainer during your class. This has given us the confidence to offer an Exam Pass Guarantee, where we will support you with your training needs until you pass your exams.

With our Exam Pass Guarantee, if you fail your exams for any reason, you can come back and attend another training session with us again for free.

All we ask is that you:

  •  Attend all class days and complete all assignments.
  •  Take the exam within 30 days of your Virtual Classroom training.
  •  Request your course re-enrolment within 30 days of the failed exam attempt.

Please Note:

All students who retake this course need to use any materials and books given to them in their original course session. Failure to do so will result in the student being charged for replacement materials.

*Exam Pass Guarantee does not include the resit exam; this would need to be purchased at an additional cost.

What jobs can I apply for after my APMG Better Business Cases training?

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)

Why choose to study the APMG Better Business Cases course with e-Careers?

We have developed an expert team over the last 10 years since our inception. In that time, we have trained over 590,000 delegates globally, which has helped offer the highest quality training, and we have earned a 5-star rating on Trustpilot, from over 9,000 students. 

By refining our processes, partner relationships, and course materials, we can offer high-quality training solutions for our delegates. 

You will also benefit from:

  •   Exam Pass Guarantee*.
  •   Fast-track your learning with our Virtual Classroom course.
  •   Enhance your career prospects.
  •   Learn from expert trainers with vast experience in this field.
  •   We offer interest-free payment options.

APMG Better Business Cases Practitioner Syllabus

Learning Outcome

  •  Understand the development lifecycle of a business case.
  •  Learn about the relationships between the five cases.
  •  See how the steps in the business case development framework supports production of a business case, using the Five Case Model.

APMG Better Business Case Practitioner Syllabus

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

APMG Better Business Cases Practitioner Exam Details

Exam format - Multiple-choice.

Number of questions - 80.

Duration – 2 ½ hours.

Pass mark – 40/80 (50%)

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

Our Gloucester Venue
Gloucester is a cathedral city in close proximity to the Cotswolds, in the South West of England. During the 18th century, Gloucester grew into an industrial centre due to its geographic advantage warranting easy access to iron ore, coal and timber from the Forest of Dean and the construction of the Gloucester Sharpness Canal.
Location

Conway House,

Worcester St,

Gloucester

GL1 3AJ

Telephone 019 2391 9700

Our Student Support lines are available Mon-Fri 9am to 6pm (GMT).

Our offices are closed at weekends and an UK public holidays.

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