Code: 
BAFOUND
Duration: 
3-90 Day(s)
Price: 
1210-1750

Overview

This qualification provides a foundation for the range of specialist BCS (formerly ISEB) 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 certificate can be used to provide a foundation in the subject for specialists in other disciplines, particularly Project Managers and System Developers. The syllabus is based on the BCS publication Business Analysis and this text is recommended for those preparing to take this examination

BCS® courses are delivered by Accredited BCS Training Partners

Audience

This course is designed for those wishing to understand and provide a link between Business and IT, Project Managers, Business or Systems Analysts, Process Improvement Teams, Quality Assurance professionals, System Developers and those who wish to gain a formal industry recognised qualification

Prerequisites

  • None other than a general understanding of the Business or IT Environment.
  • Pre-Course Study - BCS Business Analysis, study guide (6-10 hours) and pre-course exercises - Plus 1 hours homework per night

Course Specifics

Course Outline

What is Business Analysis?

  • The rationale for business analysis
  • The development of business analysis
  • The scope of business analysis
  • The role and responsibilities of a business analyst

The Competencies of a Business Analyst The Business Analysis Maturity Model

  • The responsibilities of a business analyst
  • The competencies of a business analyst
  • The Skills Framework for the Information Age

Strategy analysis The strategic context

  • Developing business strategies
  • Strategic analysis techniques
  • SWOT analysis
  • Implementing strategy

The Business Analysis Process Model The lifecycle for business analysis

  • Creative problem-solving approach
  • Stages of the lifecycle
  • Deliverables and activities for each stage

Investigation techniques Interviewing and workshops

  • Observation approaches
  • Scenarios and prototyping
  • Quantitative investigation techniques
  • Documenting business situations

Stakeholder analysis and management Categorising stakeholders

  • Analysing stakeholders
  • Stakeholder management

Modelling business systems Soft systems methodology

  • Documenting business situations
  • Business perspectives
  • Business activity models
  • Business events and business rules
  • Performance measures
  • Gap analysis

Modelling business processes The organisational view of business processes

  • Business process modelling techniques
  • Business process improvement

Gathering the Requirements The requirements engineering process

  • Actors in requirements engineering
  • Requirements elicitation
  • Requirements analysis
  • Requirements validation

Documenting and managing requirements The importance of documentation

  • The requirements document
  • The requirements catalogue
  • Managing requirements

Modelling requirements Modelling system functions

  • Modelling system data

Delivering the requirements The context for the delivery approach

  • The waterfall lifecycle
  • The 'V' model lifecycle
  • Incremental delivery
  • Iterative or evolutionary systems development lifecycle

Making a business and financial case The business case in the project lifecycle

  • Identifying options
  • Assessing feasibility
  • Structure of a business case
  • Investment appraisal techniques
  • Presenting the business case
  • Realising the benefits

Implementing business change Introducing a new business system

  • The environment for change
  • Emotions and the change process

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