BCS ISEB Business Analysis Practice (Business Analysis Essentials)

Overview
This course provides the fundamental skills and framework needed by effective business analysts engaged in a business change project. An integral case study allows delegates to apply best practice analysis techniques, working with others to model an organisation and identify the opportunities for business improvement. The course follows the business analyst's involvement throughout the project, right through to post-implementation benefits realisation.

Duration
This is a 3 day course.

Prerequisites and evening study
Some evening work is required during the course.

Examinations
Delegates can take an optional one-hour written examination at the end of the course. Successful candidates are awarded the BCS Certificate in Business Analysis Practice.

BCS Diploma in Business Analysis
Business Analysis Practice is a CORE module in the BCS Diploma in Business Analysis, which is an internationally recognised qualification offered by the British Computer Society (BCS).

Course Objectives
This course will enable delegates to:
> Demonstrate an understanding of business strategy and strategic analysis techniques
> Act as effective members of a team investigating an organisation's business systems with a view to recommending business improvements
> Apply techniques in order to analyse and model business systems
> Identify recommendations for business improvement
> Assist in the production of a rigorous business case covering the development and implementation of business changes
> Identify how business requirements may be supported by IT systems
> Prepare for the BCS Certificate in Business Analysis Practice

Who Should Attend - Those who are likely to become involved in business analysis at any level, including:
> Business Analysts and Systems Analysts
> Business Managers
> Developers
> Project Managers and Team Leaders
> Quality Assurance and Quality Control Managers

Course Content:
[ Rationale ]
+ A lifecycle for business change
+ The role of the Business Analyst vs. the Systems Analyst
+ Purpose of analysing and modelling business systems
[ Strategic Analysis in Context ]
+ Environment analysis and SWOT
+ Overview of areas strategy including IS strategy
+ Critical success factors and key performance indicators
+ The Balanced Business Scorecard
[ Project Discipline for Business Analysis ]
+ Terms of reference/project initiation
+ Business and project objectives
+ Deliverables from business analysis
[ Understanding the Situation and Business Perspectives ]
+ Stakeholder analysis and investigative techniques
+ Identifying and defining business perspectives
+ Identifying and resolving conflicts
[ Analysing and Modelling Business Activities ]
+ Identifying activities and dependencies
+ Building a Business Activity Model (BAM)
+ Business events / activity indicators
+ Rules and constraints
+ Identifying Potential Solutions
+ Creative approaches to problem solving
+ Gap analysis
+ Defining a new business model
[ Identifying Requirements for the New Business Model ]
+ Presenting the business case and options for change
+ Cost-benefit, risk and impact analysis
+ Risk analysis and management
[ Accepting the Business Case ]
+ Testing the system for user acceptance
+ Managing the implementation of change and benefits realisation

Business Analysis Practice is a Practitioner Certificate from the BCS Professional Certifications portfolio (formerly ISEB Certifications). It is also one of an integrated set of courses leading to the widely respected Higher Certificates: the BCS Diploma in Business Analysis, and the BCS Diploma in Solution Development.

Business Analysis Practice is a CORE module of the BCS Business Analysis Diploma. It is a PRACTITIONER specialist module of the BCS Solution Development Diploma.

Full details of the course can be found on www.tcc-net.com

Guide Price: 895 + VAT

Delivery: Classroom
Category: SAD Training »
Duration: 3
Qualification: BCS Certificate in Business Analysis Practice

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