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Better Business Case (BBC)

Better Business Cases (BBC) is a systematic way to prepare business cases for programmes or projects. BBC is structured around the proven Five Case Model.

BBC was designed to help mitigate the common reasons why programmes and projects fail being: lack of strategic fit, lack of senior management engagement, lack of stakeholder engagement, focus first on funding then value-for-money, lack of supply side engagement; and lack of a systematic approach to considering investment proposals.

BBC is an iterative development process comprising a number of phases. The level of detail and completeness of each of the five cases are built up at different rates during the process using ten steps.

Better Business Case Phases

Each phase supports a key decision point.

Better Business Case Phases and Decision Points
source: NZ Treasury


See Also

Five Case Model
Business Case
Investment Management Lifecycle
Information Technology Investment Management Framework (ITIM)
IT Governance Project Portfolio Management (PPM)