Expert Business Case Consultants

The Better Business Cases (BBC) methodology is a powerful and effective way to optimise the public value we deliver through our investment decisions. Mandatory for all capital expenditure proposals that require Cabinet approval, BBC is the tool of choice for government departments, crown agencies, DHBS, tertiary education providers and Councils.

BBC is a disciplined and structured approach that uses evidence-based analysis to identify and select strategic, feasible investment options. It integrates neatly with other key management processes such as policy, planning, risk management, procurement and service delivery review. Importantly, the process is scalable to the significance of the proposal – adding value, not cost and time.

Even Better Business Cases

Ever tried to read a business case, got three pages in and fallen asleep? Us too. Here at Structured Conversations, we specialise in even better business cases (EBBC). What's the difference? As well as being robust, accurate and grounded in expert analysis, our business cases are written in Plain English, structured concisely and presented beautifully.

Why does this matter? Because an EBBC will:

  • Hold your reader (/funder!)'s interest for longer
  • Increase your chance of stakeholder buy-in and funding approval
  • Slot straight into Council or Cabinet agendas without an explanatory report
  • Make your work day 200% less boring.

To learn more about the EBBC difference, contact us to discuss your business case project today.

How does the (E)BBC process work?

  • Workshops - We facilitate fun (seriously!) and engaging stakeholder workshops to define the issues, look at potential options and analyse risks and benefits (ILM is a great tool here).
  • Interviews - We pick the brains of subject matter experts to get the technical detail we need for commercial, financial and management arrangements.
  • Business Case - We write a compelling, plain-English business case that captures the brilliant thinking from workshops and interviews, applies rigorous analysis and incorporates input from other experts and professional services as appropriate.