BCS Certificate in Business Analysis Practice Training Course

Explains how to help the Business Analyst build the knowledge for a wider picture of business systems

Introduction

Skills Gained

On completion of this course, attendees will be able to:

  • Describe how a business strategy is developed
  • Use strategic analysis techniques
  • Describe the need for project discipline
  • Explain techniques to investigate an organisation's business systems
  • Describe an approach to improving business systems
  • Explain the importance of stakeholder management and use a stakeholder analysis technique
  • Use techniques for the analysis and modelling of business systems
  • Describe how recommendations for business improvement may be identified
  • Describe the contents of a rigorous business case for the development and implementation of business changes
  • Identify costs, benefits, impacts and risks for an option in a business case

Please Note

You can book this course and hold it in credit until you have decided on a specific course date. Alternatively, please view our other course dates.
Exam Included
3 Days
£1525Excl. VAT

Course Outline

Rationale -

  • A lifecycle for business change
  • The role of the Business Analyst within the lifecycle for business change
  • The framework for business analysis activities

Understanding the Strategic Context -

  • External environment analysis
  • Internal environment analysis
  • SWOT analysis
  • Critical Success Factors and Key Performance Indicators
  • The Balanced Business Scorecard

Project Discipline for Business Analysis Studies -

  • Terms of Reference/Project Initiation
  • Business and project objectives
  • Deliverables from business analysis studies

Understanding the Situation & Issues -

  • Stakeholder identification
  • Overview of investigative techniques
  • Representing a holistic view of the business situation

Analysing Stakeholder Perspectives -

  • Stakeholder analysis
  • Identifying different perspectives

Analysing and Modelling Business Activities -

  • Developing a conceptual business activity model
  • Identifying business events
  • Analysing business rules

Identifying Potential Solutions -

  • Gap analysis – comparing the ideal and existing systems
  • Defining a new business model
  • Identifying IS/IT requirements

Making the Business Case -

  • Structure of a business case
  • Identifying options for business change
  • Identifying and categorising costs and benefits
  • Identifying and categorising risks
  • Identifying impacts
  • The lifecycle for the business case

Description

Understanding how an organisation decides its strategy is fundamental to a Business Analyst being able to put their work into context. This course is designed to help the Business Analyst build the knowledge on the wider picture of business systems. It focuses on using an holistic approach to the investigation and improvement of business situations with a view to developing effective, feasible business solutions.

About the Course

Understanding how an organisation decides its strategy is fundamental to a Business Analyst being able to put their work into context. This course is designed to help the Business Analyst build the knowledge on the wider picture of business systems. It focuses on using an holistic approach to the investigation and improvement of business situations with a view to developing effective, feasible business solutions.

Who Should Attend

Business Analysts looking to gain an understanding of organisational planning and the context of business analysis within the wider picture of the organisation.

Materials Provided

  • Full course materials and handouts

Organisational Benefits

Although a certification is not mandatory for you at this time, a rapidly growing number of organisations are recommending that employees become certified. To help ensure success in the global marketplace, it is vital to select a certification program based on universally accepted technical practices

Individual Benefits

  • Helps you to do your job more effectively.
  • May lead to a pay rise in your organisation.

Prerequisites

There are no pre-requisites for this course.

Prereading

There is no prereading that needs to be undertaking during this course however a little evening reading of the course materials may be beneficial.

Exam Overview

Examination Format:

  • Written exam
  • 1 hour
  • Open-book
  • Pass mark is 50%

Please Note: You must bring photographic identification with you (passport, driving license or student card), as it is a BCS requirement to produce it for the invigilator prior to the exam. Failure to produce a valid form of photographic identification will result in you not being able to sit the exam.

Exam Type

Classroom Exam

Professional Development Units - PDUs

Certificates of Attendance are awarded to all delegates.

Qualifications

A certificate in Business Analysis Practice - Essentials

Next Steps

Contact one of our helpful account managers who will be able to assist you in deciding your next steps.

Conclusion

After completion of this course, delegates will receive a certificate in Business Analysis Practice - Essentials. We offer other courses that may take your interest such as ITIL® Foundation, this may be beneficial for your future career goals because a rapidly growing number of organisations are recommending that employees become certified.

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