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Better Business Cases (BBC)

The primary objective of BBC is to enable smart investment decisions for public value.

If applied appropriately BBC can also help to:

  • reduce the costs of developing business cases
  • reduce the time it takes to develop business cases, and
  • meet recognised good practice.

BBC enables the “plan” phase of the investment life cycle, as explained at

The business case is a reference point during the “Do” phase and used in the “Review” phase to determine whether the benefits in the business case were realised.

Prior to commencing a business case it is recommended that the approach be agreed at an early stage between the sponsor/s and the reviewer/s, in particular:

• the business case pathway

• the assurance pathway

• the decision pathway.

We suggest the senior responsible owner (ie, sponsor), use the Point of entry document to agree the approach, including the methods (and tools) and effort with the reviewer,

For further guidance on Business Cases see:

We encourage organisations to further build their business case capability by accessing training and using endorsed BBC Experts.

To ensure we are achieving our objectives we regularly evaluate the BBC approach to identify improvements (see below)

Last updated: 
Monday, 9 November 2015