*VIRTUAL* – BCS Certificate in Business Analysis Practice

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Online BCS Business Analysis Training

Business Analysts are increasingly required to extend themselves beyond their traditional role of developing and maintaining IT systems. They need the capability to understand the business strategy, use proven techniques to analyse the business area, and identify changes to business processes needed to meet internal and external challenges.

This course develops the skills needed to work with senior business and IT staff to analyse and model business activities. Delegates will learn how to investigate business problems, and how to identify and recommend appropriate creative solutions. At the end of the course delegates may sit an examination to attain the BCS Business Systems Development Certificate in Business Analysis Practice.

Pre-requisites 

There are no prerequisites for attending this course. This course is designed for anyone wishing to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to be a Business Analyst and/or acquire the BCS diploma in Business Analysis. Delegates wishing to acquire the skill set required for analysing and addressing business problems and wishing to attain the BCS Business Systems Development Certificate in Business Analysis Practice would benefit from attending this course.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Describe the rationale for Business Analysis
  • Use strategic analysis techniques to understand the strategic context
  • Explain techniques to investigate an organisation’s current situation
  • 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 including investment appraisal

Course Outline

Rationale: A lifecycle for business change; The role of the Business Analyst within the lifecycle for business change; Other roles within the lifecycle for business change; Purpose of analysing and modelling business systems; The framework business analysis activities

Understanding the strategic context: Internal environment analysis; External environment analysis; SWOT analysis; Critical Success Factors, Key Performance Indicators and Performance Targets; The Balanced Business Scorecard as a framework for identifying CSFs and KPIs

Understanding the situation/issues: Stakeholder identification; Overview of investigative techniques; Representing a holistic view of the business situation

Stakeholder analysis and management: Stakeholder analysis; Identifying different perspectives; Defining perspectives

Analysing and modelling business activities: Developing a conceptual business activity model from a perspective; Identifying business events; Analysing business rules; Building consensus by resolving conflicts

Identifying potential solutions: Gap analysis – comparing the ideal and existing systems; Defining a new business model; Identifying IS/IT requirements to support the new business model

Building 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

Case Study: A case study allows the delegates to undertake a simulated business analysis assignment

 

Duration: 3 Days

Cost: £1595 + Vat

 

 

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Scheduled Courses:

    2021
    DateCourse NameLocationPrice (Excluding VAT)Book
    1 Feb - 3 Feb*VIRTUAL* – BCS Certificate in Business Analysis PracticeOnline - Remote£1595Enquire Now
    18 Mar - 20 Mar*VIRTUAL* – BCS Certificate in Business Analysis PracticeOnline - Remote£1595Enquire Now
    19 Apr - 21 Apr*VIRTUAL* – BCS Certificate in Business Analysis PracticeOnline - Remote£1595Enquire Now
    19 May - 21 May*VIRTUAL* – BCS Certificate in Business Analysis PracticeOnline - Remote£1595Enquire Now
    15 Jun - 17 Jun*VIRTUAL* – BCS Certificate in Business Analysis PracticeOnline - Remote£1595Enquire Now
    15 Jul - 17 Jul*VIRTUAL* – BCS Certificate in Business Analysis PracticeOnline - Remote£1595Enquire Now
    11 Aug - 13 Aug*VIRTUAL* – BCS Certificate in Business Analysis PracticeOnline - Remote£1595Enquire Now
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