BCS Certificate in Business Analysis Practice

  • Opportunity to climb up the Management Ladder

  • Enhance your skills in applying Business Analysis strategy

  • Gain Knowledge from Certified and Experienced Instructors

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Duration: 3 Days*

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BCS Certificate in Business Analysis Practice

Course Overview

The three-day course is designed to provide essential skills and knowledge required to perform business analysis, develop effective business strategies and identify issues in systems. The course introduces delegates to the real-life situations so that they can become familiar with the following tasks:

  • SWOT Analysis
  • Managing Stakeholder
  • Modeling of Business Activities
  • Business Situation Investigation
  • Analysing Key Issues and their Root Causes
  • GAP Analysis
  • Identification and evaluation of possible solutions

The course enables the delegates to use strategic analysis techniques, manage stakeholders and guide recommendations for business improvement. During the course, the delegates will learn how to identify costs, benefits and risks, use stakeholder analysis technique and identify techniques investigate the business systems of an organisation.

Key Exam Details

  • Open book exam
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • 50% marks required to pass
  • Scenario-based
  • Essay style

Course Outline

  • Business Analysis Rationale
    • The scope of Business Analysis
    • Definition of Business Analysis
    • The development of Business Analysis
    • The Business Change Life-cycle
    • Roles in Business Analysis
  • Strategic Analysis In Context
    • External review –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
  • Business Analysis – A Project Approach
    • Starting Up a business analysis study
    • Defining terms of reference
  • Understanding Business Situations
    • Review of investigation techniques
    • Detailing the market situation using:
      • Prolific pictures
      • Mind maps
      • Fish-bone diagrams
  • Business Perspectives
    • Identifying stakeholders
    • Analysing stakeholders– Power/Interest Grid, RACI
    • Stakeholder management strategies
    • Defining business aspects – CATWOE
  • Analysing and Modeling 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
    • Life-cycle for the Business case

The course has no previous requirements. However, some experience of practically using business analysis techniques within a workplace environment would be beneficial. 

The course is designed for those individuals who want to improve their understanding of Business Analysis techniques. The course is also best suited for Business Analysts or individuals who are already placed in a Business Analysis role.

The BCS Certificate in Business Analysis Practice Cost in United Kingdom Starts from £1865.00

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Accredited: Yes

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