Business Case Training (Better Business Cases™)

Designed by HM Treasury and the Welsh Government, provides a systematic, objective and internationally recognised best practice approach to all stages of Business Case development. Complements HMT’s Green Book and Five Case Model, enabling effective and transparent investment decisions. For individuals with responsibility for creating and/or reviewing technology Business Cases.


  • Course covers best practice approach to enabling effective investment decisions
  • Provides step by step guidance to developing a Business Case
  • Explains Strategic, Economic, Financial, Commercial and Management ‘Cases’
  • Four-day course covers Foundation and Practitioner exams
  • APMG accredited course provided by nationally recognised training provider
  • Delivered in a passionate, relatable and practical way
  • Delivered by an experienced and certified practitioner


  • Using a systematic and disciplined approach avoids costly overspending
  • Provides confidence that optimal investment decisions can be made
  • Develops ability to define options with high degree of clarity
  • Develops ability to write succinct professional business cases
  • Develops ability to secure necessary approvals
  • Develops ability to secure funding and stakeholder buy-in
  • Develops ability to balance benefits, cost and risk
  • Helps avoid lengthy and expensive technology procurements


£1,710.21 to £2,054.85 a person

  • Education pricing available

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Telephone: 07908 957944


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Training service provided
How the training service works
IMD's Better Business Cases training provides delegates, and their sponsoring organisations, with the skills, knowledge and tools needed to construct a thorough Business Case that can be used to justify the use of cloud hosting and software systems and services.

The training provides an understanding of how a thorough business case can and should be constructed. Upon successful completion of the course, a Better Business Cases Practitioner will have the ability to develop Business Cases that articulate the optimal balance of benefits, cost and risks for the case to be justifiable, increasing the likelihood of gaining approval first time.

IMD’s training courses are delivered by accredited trainers, who are experienced practitioners in their fields. They will have had an extensive career, responsible for delivering projects in both commercial and public sector environments. Most courses are accredited and provide internationally recognised qualifications.
Training is delivered in a relatable, interesting and engaging manner that suits a mix of learning styles and can be tailored further for specific customer requirements.
Training is tied to specific services

Setup and migration

Setup or migration service available

Quality assurance and performance testing

Quality assurance and performance testing service

Security testing

Security services

Ongoing support

Ongoing support service

Service scope

Service constraints
Maximum class size of 16 for optimum levels of student/teacher interaction, and to ensure content is covered in a way that caters for all individuals.
Courses are held at IMD’s fully equipped Training Centre in Bristol at pre-set intervals throughout the year.
On-site training with UK wide coverage, subject to trainer availability.

User support

Email or online ticketing support
Phone support
Phone support availability
9 to 5 (UK time), Monday to Friday
Web chat support
Support levels
IMD provides consultancy support across all SFIA grades, with prices detailed on the supplied Rate Cards.
For each engagement, we provide a Technical Account Manager who will be the central customer point of contact. The Account Manager will have experience operating within the relevant field and of coordinating the delivery of similar services. This provides additional domain knowledge and support to the delivery team, a first point for escalation of issues, and added intelligence and continuity across projects and programmes. The Technical Account Manager will ensure administrative or contractual queries are actioned and resolved, including the need for any additional specialist support.
In addition, we endeavour to provide a secondary point of contact for each engagement to ensure continuity of service and support.
Depending on the particular assignment, support will be provided on-site, or remotely via email and phone, with the flexibility to arrange meetings on site or at our offices. On-site support will normally be between 8 am and 6 pm, Monday to Friday, excluding Public Holidays. Support outside these hours can be arranged by negotiation. Technical Account Management and support will normally be integrated into the delivery team. Costs are included in the proposed price for each engagement.


Supplier type
Reseller (no extras)
Organisation whose services are being resold
Bristol Management Centre, part of IMD Group Ltd

Staff security

Staff security clearance
Conforms to BS7858:2012
Government security clearance
Up to Developed Vetting (DV)


£1,710.21 to £2,054.85 a person
Discount for educational organisations

Service documents

Request an accessible format
If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need versions of these documents in a more accessible format, email the supplier at Tell them what format you need. It will help if you say what assistive technology you use.