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BCS Foundation In Business Analysis Training Course

Your First Step Towards The BCS Diploma In Business Analysis

Overview

BCS Membership Offer: If you do not hold a BCS certification and successfully pass the examination for this training course - you will be given one year's complementary BCS Membership. This offer is only valid for your first BCS qualification.

Our three-day BCS Foundation In Business Analysis training course covers the range of concepts, approaches, and techniques applicable to Business Analysis.

It will provide a foundation for the range of BCS certificates in the areas of Business Analysis and Business Change.

The BCS Foundation In Business Analysis certification can also be used as the knowledge-based specialist module for the Diploma In Business Analysis.

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
£1095Excl. VAT

Course Syllabus

Our BCS Foundation In Business Analysis training course will cover the following topics:

What Is Business Analysis?

• The business change lifecycle
• Business analysis principles
• Variants of the Business Analyst role

The Competencies Of A Business Analyst

• The T-shaped business analyst
• Personal, business and professional competencies

The Strategic Context For Business Analysis

• SWOT analysis
• PESTLE analysis
• VMOST analysis
• Executing strategy: the POPIT™ model
• Executing strategy: the business model canvas

The Business Analysis Service Framework

• Situation investigation and problem analysis
• Feasibility assessment and business case development
• Business process improvement
• Requirements definition
• Business acceptance testing
• Business change deployment
•Stakeholder engagement

Investigating The Business Situation

• Workshops and Observation
• Interviews
• Scenarios and Prototyping
• User role analysis
• Quantitative investigation techniques
• Documenting the current situation

Analysing & Managing Stakeholders

• Identifying and categorising stakeholders
• Analysing stakeholders
• Managing stakeholders over time
• RACI analysis

Improving Business Services & Processes

• The business process hierarchy
• The enterprise level
• The event-response level
• As Is business process models
• The actor-task level
• Improving business processes
• Customer journey maps

Defining The Solution

• Gap analysis
• Formulating options
• Design Thinking

Making The Business Case

• The business case in the project lifecycle
• The business case in Agile projects
• Assessing project feasibility
• Contents of a business case
• Cost-benefit analysis
• Impact and risk assessment
• The CARDI log
• Investment appraisal techniques

Establishing The Requirements

• A framework for requirements engineering
• Actors in requirements engineering
• Types of requirements
• Hierarchy of requirements
• Tacit and explicit knowledge
• Elicitation techniques
• Building the requirements list
• Requirements analysis

Documenting & Modelling Requirements

• Documenting requirements: the requirements catalogue; user stories
• Modelling requirements: use case diagrams; class models
• The product backlog
• The business requirements document

Validating & Managing Requirements

• Approach to validating requirements
• Managing requirements

Delivering The Requirements

• Deciding the delivery approach
• Development/delivery lifecycles
• Pros and cons of the lifecycles

Delivering The Business Solution

• The business analyst and the business change lifecycle
• Design, Implementation and Realisation
• The benefits plan

Learning Outcomes

Our BCS Foundation In Business Analysis training course will help you to understand how to identify and evaluate options for improving your business.

Who Should Attend

Our BCS Foundation In Business Analysis training course is suitable for anyone requiring an understanding of Business Analysis including Business Analysts, Product Owners, Change Managers, IT Delivery Project Roles, Business Managers and their staff and those looking to move into a BA role.

What's Included

For all virtual classroom training courses, a printed copy of the latest edition of the comprehensive course manual will be sent to your home address in good time for the start of your BCS Foundation In Business Analysis training course. In addition, a link will be emailed to you to enable you to access an electronic copy of the same comprehensive manual for convenient future reference.

Entry-Level Requirements

There are no formal entry-level requirements for our BCS Foundation In Business Analysis training course.

Recommended Reading

You will be given a copy of the book ‘Business Analysis (Fourth edition)’ which is co-edited by Assist Directors Debra Paul and James Cadle, which supports the syllabus of the Foundation in Business Analysis certification.

Exam Information

You will receive all of the training you need to prepare for the BCS Foundation In Business Analysis examination. If you pass the examination, you will be awarded the BCS Foundation In Business Analysis certificate. You will also be one step closer to the BCS Diploma In Business Analysis. But that’s not all, as well as covering the entire BCS syllabus, this training course will develop your SFIA skills, REQM, Level 3.

BCS Foundation In Business Analysis Examination

• Type: 40 Multiple Choice Questions
• Duration: 60 Minutes
• Supervised: Yes
• Open Book: No
• Pass Mark: 26/40 (65%)
• Delivery: Digital

Exam Type

Proctored Exam

Qualifications

BCS Foundation Certificate In Business Analysis

What's Next

If our BCS Foundation In Business Analysis training course is part of your BCS Diploma In Business Analysis programme, you have a choice of further modules which include:

BCS Certificate In Business Analysis Practice
BCS Certificate In Requirements Engineering

Additional Information

You will have developed the skills and knowledge to support successful business change programmes within your organisation.

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