Better Business Cases Certification

Your Business Case is the most important document in your project.  It sets out WHY your project is worth doing and WHAT benefits it will deliver. Better Business Cases training helps you justify your spending proposals using an officially approved process.

Better Business Cases (BBC) is a systematic and objective approach to develop the business case.  It sits alongside the HM Treasury’s Green Book guidance.  The syllabus is based on the Welsh Government's Five Case Model and the publication ‘Delivering Public Value from Spending Proposals Green Book Guidance on Public Sector Businesses Cases Using the Five Case Model’ which works with Green Book guidance.  BBC is already in use with the UK, Welsh and New Zealand Governments.

By the end of the course you will be ready to:


  • Explain the importance of the business case and the types of business case
  • Apply the Five Case model.
  • Fit with best practice assurance and approvals.
  • Take and pass the Better Business Cases Foundation and Practitioner exams

Understanding Better Business Cases

  • Why is the business case important?
  • 8 common causes of project failure

5 Types of Business Case you can use

  • Strategic Outline Programme
  • Strategic Outline Case
  • Outline Business Case
  • Full or Final Business Case
  • Business Justification Case

Applying the 5 Case Model

  • Strategic Case - is it applicable?
  • Economic Case - is it appropriate?
  • Commercial Case - is it attractive?
  • Financial Case - is it affordable?
  • Management Case - it is achievable?

Which exams are included in this course?

This course includes the Better Business Cases Foundation and Practitioner exams.


Better Business Cases online
E-learning Training
365 days


The course includes:

  • 4-days classroom training from a Better Business Cases Approved Trainer
  • Official manual: "International Guide to developing the Project/Program Business Case"
  • Accredited course material including sample exam questions
  • Better Business Cases Foundation and Practitioner exams + Certificate
  • 28 PDUs if you are a PMP 


  • Meals are not included (but food is available for purchase on site)
  • This course is given in French with English material


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