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Our BCS Certificate In Business Analysis Practice training course is for those who want to develop or further their skills in the understanding and application of the skills required in pre-project work.

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

Business Analysis Rationale

  • The scope of business analysis.
  • Definition of business analysis.
  • The development of business analysis.
  • The business change lifecycle.
  • Roles in business analysis.

Strategic Analysis In Context

  • External analysis – PESTLE, Five Forces Analysis.
  • Internal analysis – Resource Audit, MOST.
  • Building a SWOT analysis.
  • Critical success factors and key performance indicators.
  • Measuring performance – the Balanced Business Scorecard.

A Project Approach To Business Analysis

  • Initiating a business analysis study.
  • Defining terms of reference.

Understanding Business Situations

  • Review of investigation techniques.
  • Documenting the business situation:
  • Rich pictures
  • Mind maps
  • Fishbone diagrams.

Business Perspectives

  • Identifying stakeholders.
  • Analysing stakeholders – Power/Interest Grid, RACI.
  • Stakeholder management strategies.
  • Defining business perspectives – CATWOE.

Analysing & Modelling The Business Activities

  • Types of business activity.
  • Building a conceptual business activity model.
  • Consolidating perspectives and building consensus.

Identifying Potential Solutions

  • Business events.
  • Business rules.
  • Business process models.
  • Exploring the gap between the current and desired situation.
  • Identifying areas for business improvement – POP-IT.
  • Taking a holistic approach to business improvement.

Making The Business Case

  • Analysing feasibility.
  • Contents of a business case.
  • Options.
  • Costs and benefits.
  • Impacts and risks.
  • Lifecycle for the business case.

Our BCS Certificate In Business Analysis Practice training course is suitable for Business Analysts, Business Managers and members of their team, Business Change Managers and Project Managers.

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 Certificate In Business Analysis Practice 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.

While there are no mandatory entry-level requirements, the information within our three-day BCS Foundation In Business Analysis training course precedes the knowledge level of this certificate.

The following titles are suggested reading for anyone undertaking this award. You should be encouraged to explore other available sources:

Title: Business Analysis (4th Edition)

Author: Debra Paul and James Cadle

Publisher: BCS

Publication Date: July 2020

ISBN: 9781780175102

Please Note: This title is required reading for this certification rather than recommended.

You will receive all of the training you need to prepare for the BCS Certificate In Business Analysis Practice examination. If you pass the examination, you will be awarded the BCS Certificate In Business Analysis Practice. You will also be one step closer to the BCS Diploma In Business Analysis.

BCS Certificate In Business Analysis Practice Examination

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

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