Building Better Business Cases

Continuous downward pressure on resources in the public sector within the context of increasing demand for public services continues to challenge public sector organisations as they make important choices about where to invest their limited funds.  In this environment, the importance of robust and relevant business cases to aide decision-taking has never been more important.  This course will provide an introduction to the development of business cases and the key things to look out for when reviewing and challenging business cases.

We will explore the key elements of the five case model, based upon the HM Treasure Green book Guidance on Public Sector Business Cases


Key features:

  • The importance of the business case
  • The different types of business case
  • Developing a business case from the strategic level to the detailed business case for major projects
  • Effective scrutiny and challenge over business cases

Designed for:

The course is aimed at managers/officers with limited previous experience of business case development, who are expected to be involved in the development, scrutiny and/or review of business cases in the future. 


Learning Outcomes:

Delegates will leave the event with a better understanding of the key elements of the 5 case model and the lifecycle of business cases, and how they can use this knowledge to improve the quality and robustness of business cases in their areas.

Summary

Duration

10:00 - 16:30

Price

£595 + VAT

Location

St James's Park, London

Dates

4 March 2020 Book8

9 April 2020 Book8

Lead Trainer

Jane Stephens

Jane Stephens

Jane is an experienced finance professional having held senior posts in both large (Chief Financial Officer AstraZeneca UK) and smaller organisations.  She started her career as a graduate recruit to The Post Office moving into the private sector with ICI and AstraZeneca. 

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Jane Stephens

Jane Stephens

Jane is an experienced finance professional having held senior posts in both large (Chief Financial Officer AstraZeneca UK) and smaller organisations.  She started her career as a graduate recruit to The Post Office before moving into the private sector with ICI and AstraZeneca.  She has held voluntary positions in recent years in the public sector including Independent Director of a housing trust.

Jane has been a director of a number of start-up businesses and provided consultancy, facilitation and finance and management training to a number of large organisations.

She is passionate about the important role that Finance has to play across all organisations and the need to ensure finance issues are properly understood by non-finance specialists, to ensure finance issues are properly incorporated in decision making at all levels.

 

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