BCS Foundation in Business Analysis Practice Training Course
Demonstrate Knowledge & Understanding Of Business Analysis Principles
What do Business Analysts do?
What skills and competencies do they require to do their role?
Our BCS Foundation in Business Analysis Practice level course will provide you with an overview of the role of the Business Analyst who acts as the link between business needs, users and IT within change initiatives. It will introduce you to the contribution that a business analyst makes and the tools and techniques they have at their disposal to assist them in their role.
The role and responsibilities of the business analyst
The competencies of a business analyst
Personal, business and professional competencies
Business strategy analysis
The strategic context
Strategic analysis techniques
The Business Analysis Process Model
An approach to problem-solving
Stages of the business analysis process model
Techniques and activities for each stage
Interviewing and workshops
Scenarios and prototyping
Quantitative investigation techniques
Documenting the current situation
Stakeholder analysis and management
Identifying and categorising stakeholders
Stakeholder management strategies
Business activity models
Modelling business processes
Functional and process views
The organisational view of business processes
As is business process models
Improving business processes
To be business process models
Defining the solution
Introduction to business architecture
Business architecture techniques
Making a business and financial case
The business case in the project lifecycle
Structure of a business case
Investment appraisal techniques
Requirements engineering and the systems development lifecycle
The requirements engineering framework
Actors in requirements engineering
Modelling system functions
Modelling system data
Delivering the requirements
Delivering the solution
Delivering the business solution
BA role in the business change lifecycle
Design and Implementation
The SARAH model
Realisation of benefits
You will learn how to:
Recognise the skills and competencies required of the business analyst
Describe how a business strategy is developed
Adopt a business analysis process modal approach to change initiatives
Capture business system issues
Consider the perspectives of key individuals who will be affected or are interested in the change project and document their views
Use techniques for the analysis and modelling of business systems
Describe the contents of a business case which would be used to justify a project
Include the people issues in any change initiative plan
About the Course
Our 3-day course is fast-paced and through the use of examples and a simple case study introduces you to the contribution that a business analyst makes within a business. We also consider the tools and techniques available to Business Analysts to assist them in their role.
Who Should Attend
Our BCS Foundation in Business Analysis Practice course is suitable for anyone new to Business Analysis or anyone wishing to understand the role better, but may be preferable for those having already completed courses in the Diploma stream and/or have some experience.
Full course materials will be provided.
Business Analysis is a fundamental requirement to ensure that services are developed and designed to meet business needs
You will have the opportunity to gain a widely recognised formal qualification.
You should meet the following requirements:
A general understanding of the Business or IT Environment and completion of pre-course study material as supplied
Ability to commit to 2-3 hours homework per night during the course
There is no pre-course study material associated with this training course.
During this three day course you’ll receive all the training you need to prepare for the BCS Foundation in Business Analysis certificate multiple choice examination, which is held on the final afternoon of the course.
A pass means a Foundation certificate in Business Analysis and that puts you one step closer to a BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis but that’s not all, as well as covering the entire BCS syllabus, this programme will develop your SFIA skills, REQM, level 3.
Professional Development Units - PDUs
BCS Foundation Certificate in Business Analysis Practice
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If you have successfully passed the course and examination, you will be awarded the BCS Foundation in Business Analysis Practice.
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