BCS Certificate in Business Analysis Practice Overview

BCS Certificate in Business Analysis Practice Course Outline

Module 1: Strategic Context for Business Analysis

  • Business Change Lifecycle.
  • Understanding the Strategic Context.
  • VMOST.
  • Performance Measurement.
  • Resource Audit.
  • Porter’s 5 Forces.
  • PESTLE Analysis and SWOT Analysis.
  • Balanced Business Scorecard (BBS).
  • Generic BBS Strategy Map.
  • BBS Perspectives.
  • CSFs, KPIs, and Performance Targets.
  • Critical Success Factors (CSF) and Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s).

Module 2: Analysing and Managing Stakeholders

  • What is a Stakeholder?
  • Business Analysis Service Framework.
  • Stakeholder Engagement.
  • Recipients of Business Analysis Services.
  • Categories of Stakeholder.
  • Components of a Business Perspective.
  • Approach.
  • CATWOE - Corner Shop and Public Lending Library.
  • Root Definition.
  • Identifying Conflicts.
  • Analysing Stakeholders.
  • Stakeholder Responsibilities.

Module 3: Analysing the Current State

  • Investigative Techniques.
  • Interviews and Interview Lifecycle.
  • Workshops and Workshop Lifecycle.
  • Observation.
  • Scenario Analysis.
  • Document Analysis.
  • Surveys/Questionnaires.
  • Identify an Appropriate Technique.
  • Customer Journey Map.
  • Rich Pictures.
  • Elements of a Rich Picture.
  • Empathy Mapping and Mind Maps.

Module 4: Establishing the Target State

  • Conceptual Business Activity Model.
  • Approach to Business Activity Modelling.
  • Benefits of BAM.
  • Corner Shop.
  • Identifying Activities.
  • Public Lending Library.
  • Building the Business Activity Model.
  • Library Business Activity Model.
  • Some Common Errors in BAM.
  • Building Consensus by Resolving Conflicts.
  • Consensus BAM Rationale.
  • When – Business Events.
  • Improvements to the Business System.
  • Identifying areas of concern (BAM).
  • TOM and POPITTM 
  • Target Operating Model.

Module 5: Designing and Defining the Solution

  • Design Thinking.
  • Divergent and Convergent Thinking.
  • Gap Analysis Process.
  • POPIT™ and Gap Analysis.
  • Identify the Areas of Feasibility Assessment.

Module 6: Developing a Business Case

  • Structure of a Business Case.
  • Categories of Costs and Benefits.
  • Analysis of Costs and Benefits.
  • Risk Assessment.
  • Risk Management Process.
  • Risk Areas.
  • Risk Analysis.
  • Investment Appraisal.
  • Investment and Appraisal Techniques.
  • Payback.
  • Payback and Risk.
  • Discounted Cash Flow and Net Present Value.
  • Impact Assessment.
  • Business Case within the Business Change Lifecycle
  • Alignment.
  • Definition.
  • Design.
  • Implementation.
  • Realisation.

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Who should attend this BCS Certificate in Business Analysis Practice Course?

This Business Analysis Certification is designed for individuals who are keen to develop a comprehensive understanding of the principles and techniques of Business Analysis. It benefits a wide range of professionals from this course, including:

  • Business Analysts
  • Project Managers
  • Change Managers
  • Product Owners and Product Managers
  • Quality Assurance Professionals
  • Requirements Engineers
  • Systems Analysts

Prerequisites of the BCS Certificate in Business Analysis Practice Course

This Business Analysis Certification Course demands no formal prerequisite. However, a basic understanding of business concepts and terminology might help delegates move forward with the course.

BCS Certificate in Business Analysis Practice Course Overview

The Business Analysis Courses provide the relevant knowledge and skills of professionals seeking to grow in their careers. In the highly competitive business environment, effective systems identification, crafting of strategies including people management are instrumental. This course teaches participants how to evaluate and login to business operations, indicate the solutions and understand the stakeholder positions.

Proficiency in Business Analysis is a key requirement for those who intend to reach the upper levels in their career to add value and improve their organisation. Business Analysts, Project Managers, and all those who participate in making decisions and developing strategies can be on the good side of mastering these talents. Organisations like this have more and more data-driven insights and the highest standards for processes, so they need people with Business Analysis skills even more.

Within this 1-day Business Analysis Course, the training participants are taught the know-how of strategic analysis and how to check the business systems of an organisation. It lets them recommend possible business betterment and be a structured approach to problem-solving. By finishing this course one can diversify opportunities for jobs and career development in the field.

Course Objectives

  • To equip participants with essential skills in Business Analysis, including the ability to identify and model business activities
  • To provide comprehensive training in analysing stakeholder perspectives and developing effective business strategies
  • To teach strategic analysis techniques that enable professionals to make informed decisions
  • To empower participants to investigate and improve an organisation's business systems
  • To enable delegates to identify potential solutions and recommendations for enhancing business processes
  • To prepare individuals for career advancement opportunities by offering valuable certification in Business Analysis Practice

Upon completion of this course, delegates will emerge with a thorough understanding of business analysis methodologies and techniques, empowering them to drive strategic decision-making and organisational success.

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What’s included in this BCS Certificate in Business Analysis Practice Course?

  • BCS Certificate in Business Analysis Practice Examination
  • World-Class Training Session from Experienced Instructors
  • BCS Certificate in Business Analysis Practice Certificate
  • Digital Delegate Pack

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Official BCS Certificate Business Analysis Practice Exam Information

The BCS Certificate in Business Analysis Practice exam assesses participants' understanding of business analysis principles and practices in a practical context. This certification focuses on evaluating an individual's knowledge of applying business analysis techniques to various scenarios within an organisation. The format of the exam is as follows: 

  • Question Type: Multiple Choice 
  • Total Questions: 40 
  • Total Marks: 40 Marks  
  • Pass Mark: 65%, or 26/40 Marks 
  • Duration: 60 minutes 
  • Open Book/ Closed Book: Closed Book

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BCS Certificate in Business Analysis Practice FAQs

Business Analysis is all about identifying business objectives, achieving such objectives, and finding solutions to business problems. To find out more, visit our Business Analysis Training topic page.
The BCS Certificate in Business Analysis Practice is fully accredited by BCS (The Chartered Institute for IT).
The benefits of obtaining the BCS Certificate in Business Analysis Practice include enhanced skills, industry recognition, career advancement, improved employability, practical application, and access to a professional network.
The average salary for a Business Analyst in Canada ranges from £40,000 to £60,000 per year, but actual figures can vary based on location and industry. It's advisable to research specific salary ranges for a more accurate understanding.
Yes, the BCS Certificate in Business Analysis Practice Training Course is suitable for individuals with no prior experience in the field. It provides comprehensive foundational knowledge and skills necessary for beginners to learn business analysis.
Completing the BCS Certificate in Business Analysis Practice equips individuals with foundational skills in business analysis, encompassing strategy analysis, stakeholder engagement, process modeling, and requirements management, vital for driving effective organisational change.
Completing the BCS Certificate in Business Analysis Practice can enhance skills for supporting business change programs, but it doesn't guarantee a job. However, opportunities like becoming a Lead Business Analyst are available, requiring strong communication skills and practical knowledge of project management methodologies.
After passing the BCS Certificate in Business Analysis Practice, delegates can either use the qualification to advance their career or continue training for the BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis.
We offer the BCS Certificate in Business Analysis Practice in a variety of locations worldwide. Therefore, delegates can choose the most suitable location and venue for them.
Yes, BCS offers professional courses and certifications in various areas of information technology, including business analysis, software development, project management, and more.
Yes, BCS (British Computer Society) offers professional certifications and courses in various IT-related fields, including Business Analysis. These certifications are recognised globally and are often sought after by professionals in the industry.
BCS (British Computer Society) Qualifications are highly regarded in the field of IT and business analysis, providing valuable skills and recognition within the industry. They can enhance career prospects and credibility for professionals in related roles.
The BCS Certification is typically assessed through a combination of exams, practical assignments, and/or professional experience evaluations, depending on the specific qualification.
The exam format for BCS Certifications consists of multiple-choice questions, scenario-based questions, and/or practical exercises, depending on the level and type of certification being pursued.
To register for a BCS exam, you need to visit the official BCS website, create an account, and follow the instructions to schedule your exam date and pay the registration fee.
The BCS Certificate in Business Analysis Practice Training typically covers topics such as understanding business analysis, stakeholder analysis, requirements engineering, business process modelling, and more.
Yes, the BCS Certificate in Business Analysis Practice is recognised internationally as a valuable qualification in the field of business analysis.
No, work experience is not typically required to earn the BCS Certificate in Business Analysis Practice. However, having some practical experience in business analysis or related roles can be beneficial for understanding the concepts and applying them effectively during the course and exam.
The BCS Certificate in Business Analysis Practice is a one-time certification and does not require renewal. However, BCS offers advanced-level certifications and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) opportunities for business analysts who wish to further their skills and knowledge in the field.
In the BCS Code of Conduct, "BCS" stands for the British Computer Society, which is a professional body for IT professionals.
The training fees for BCS Certificate in Business Analysis Practice certification in Canada starts from CAD5495
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider for BCS Certificate in Business Analysis Practice.
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