A Quick Glance

The IIBA® or International Institute of Business Analysis came into being just a few years back in 2004. However, the concept of Business Analysis is much older than that. Even BCS had come into being in 1957 AD which is around 60 years from today. There have been rapid developments in Business Analysis since the last 5 to 10 years. The focus of Business Analysis lies in improving business situations and developing business solutions for the various problems encountered by the businesses.

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    Oppurtunity to climb up the Management Ladder

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    Enhance your skills in applying Business Analysis strategy

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    Gain Knowledge from Certified and Experienced Instructors

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    Trusted throughout the World by leading Companies

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.




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Key Learning Points

After completion of the course, the delegates will gain knowledge about:

  • How to develop a Business Approach
  • Use Strategic Analysis techniques
  • Why is Project Discipline required?
  • Investigating and improving an organisation’s Business System using various techniques
  • Stakeholder Management - Importance
  • How to use Stakeholder Analysis techniques?
  • Techniques to analyse and Model Business Systems
  • How to identify recommendations for Business improvement?
  • Describe the contents of a thorough business case for the upgrading and execution of business changes
  • Determine costs, benefits, impacts and risks for an option

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 Content

  • 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

BCS Certificate in Business Analysis Practice Schedules

Course Name Duration Dates Price
BCS Certificate in Business Analysis Practice 3 Days Bristol
24-06-2019 £1495.00
BCS Certificate in Business Analysis Practice 3 Days London
01-07-2019 £1299.00
BCS Certificate in Business Analysis Practice 3 Days Edinburgh
08-07-2019 £1995.00
BCS Certificate in Business Analysis Practice 3 Days London
15-07-2019 £1399.00
BCS Certificate in Business Analysis Practice 3 Days Birmingham
15-07-2019 £1399.00
BCS Certificate in Business Analysis Practice 3 Days Cardiff
22-07-2019 £1995.00
BCS Certificate in Business Analysis Practice 3 Days London
29-07-2019 £1399.00
BCS Certificate in Business Analysis Practice 3 Days Leeds
29-07-2019 £1995.00
BCS Certificate in Business Analysis Practice 3 Days Brighton
05-08-2019 £1995.00
BCS Certificate in Business Analysis Practice 3 Days London
12-08-2019 £1399.00