BCS Foundation in Business Analysis — A 3 day course
This Foundation level course provides attendees with an overview of the role of the Business Analyst who acts as the link between business needs, users and IT within change initiatives.
The course introduces delegates to the contribution that a business analyst makes and the tools and techniques they have at their disposal to assist them in their role.
At the end of the course the delegates may sit an examination to obtain the BCS Business Analysis Foundation Certificate. This qualification provides a foundation for the range of specialist BCS modular certificates in the areas of Business Analysis, IS Consultancy and Business Change, plus the higher level BCS Diploma in Business Analysis.
In addition, this course can be used to provide a foundation for specialists in other disciplines, particularly Project Managers and System Developer.
This course will enable delegates to:
- Recognise the skills and competencies required of the business analyst
- Describe how a business strategy is developed
- Adopt a business analysis process modal approach to change initiatives
- Capture business system issues
- Consider the perspectives of key individuals who will be affected or are interested in the change project and document their views
- Use techniques for the analysis and modeling of business systems
- Describe the contents of a business case which would be used to justify a project
- Include the people issues in any change initiative plan
Introduction to Business Analysis
The role of the Business Analyst - Skills and Competencies
Introducing The Business Analysis Process Model
Introducing Strategy Analysis
Exploration of Investigation Techniques
Modeling the Business System
Understanding Stakeholder Analysis and Management
Use of Business Process Modeling
Making a Business and Financial Case
Undertaking Requirements Engineering
Modeling the IT System
Managing Business Change
Information Resource Management
BCS Business Analysis Foundation Exam
Publicly scheduled dates, locations, and prices
Birmingham — £1495 (+VAT)
Edinburgh — £1495 (+VAT)
Glasgow — £1495 (+VAT)
Leeds — £1495 (+VAT)
London — £1495 (+VAT)
Manchester — £1495 (+VAT)
Newcastle — £1495 (+VAT)
Those wishing to attain the BCS Diploma in Business Analysis
A general understanding of the Business or IT Environment and completion of pre-course study material as supplied
Ability to commit to 2-3 hours homework per night during the course
Delegates will be expected to have completed the assigned pre-course study material which is based on the course text - BCS Business Analysis. This work is likely to take delegates 6-10 hours and will be sent to you approximately two weeks before the start of your course
This course prepares participants to sit the one-hour, multiple-choice examination leading to the BCS Business Analysis Foundation Certificate.
The exam fee is included in the cost of the course.