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BCS Practitioner Certificate in Benefits Management and Business Acceptance Outline

Introduction (5%)

  • The rationale for Benefits Management
  • The rationale for Business Acceptance
  • The lifecycle for solution development
    • Analyse requirements
    • Design solution
    • Develop or procure a solution
    • Test solution

Defining the Business Benefits (15%)

  • Developing the business case
  • Contents of a business case
  • Ensuring strategic fit
  • Critical Success Factors and Key Performance Indicators
  • The value chain and value propositions
  • Drivers for business change

Benefits Classification and Networks (15%)

  • Benefits Classification
  • The measurement of anticipated benefits
  • Defining business benefits, business changes and enabling changes
  • The benefits dependency framework

Planning for Benefits Management (15%)

  • Identifying benefit owners
  • Role and responsibilities of a senior responsible owner
    • Producing the delivery plan for the benefits
  • Stakeholders in benefits management
  • Identifying relevant costs
  • Investment appraisal – payback, net present value and internal rate of return
  • Determining the discount rate

Testing for Business Acceptance (5%)

  • The objectives of acceptance testing
  • Principles of testing
  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Acceptance testing in the system development lifecycle
  • Functional and non-functional testing

Test Design Techniques (15%)

  • Test conditions and test cases
  • Models to design tests and establish coverage
  • Test cases from selected models
    • Showing clear traceability to the requirement
    • Containing an expected result 6.4
  • Test procedure specification

Test Planning, Management and Confirmation (5%)

  • Test progress monitoring and control
    • Test progress monitoring
    • Test reporting
    • Test control 7.2
  • Incident Management
  • Confirmation Testing

Reviewing the Business Case (10%)

  • Review gateways
  • Assessing the impact of changes
  • Revising the business case
  • Reassessing the benefits

Implementing the Business Change (5%)

  • Planning the implementation
  • Implementation strategies
  • Contingency planning
  • Managing stakeholders
  • Developing the required skills and knowledge

Benefits Delivery (10%)

  • Embedding the business changes
  • Reviewing the achievement of predicted benefits
  • Defining and enacting actions and adjustments
  • Confirming delivery of the benefits plan
  • Assessing the potential for further benefits delivery
  • Signing off the business case

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Who should attend?

This course is designed for anybody who is interested in enhancing their understanding of benefits management and business acceptance. In particular, Business Analysts, Business Managers, Business Change Managers, Project Managers, and their associated staff members would benefit from this training course.

Prerequisites

There are no formal requirements for this training course, so anyone can attend. 

BCS Practitioner Certificate in Benefits Management and Business Acceptance Overview

This 3-day Managing Benefits training course helps delegates develop a rigorous approach to benefits management, covering topics including business case, delivery plan, implementation, and embedding change. On the final day of the course, you will sit the BCS Practitioner Certificate in Benefits Management and Business Acceptance exam, which will award you the Certificate on completion.

Acquiring this certification means delegates are one step closer to gaining the International Diploma in Business Analysis, as this course counts as one of four modules needed to achieve the Diploma.

By the end of this training course, you will be able to:

  • Create a business case that fits strategically and specifies success aspects and key performance indicators
  • Produce a delivery plan which recognises important stakeholders
  • Review a business case by reassessing the benefits
  • Implement business change at organisational levels

This training course is accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT.

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BCS Practitioner Certificate in Benefits Management and Business Acceptance  Examination

Delegates will need to take an examination for BCS Practitioner Certificate in Benefits Management and Business Acceptance in order to acquire the certification. The exam details are as follows:

  • Duration of 1 hour
  • 15 minutes preceding reading time
  • Open book
  • Business scenario based questions
  • The pass mark of 50%

Additional time is granted to delegates whose native language is not the language the exam is formulated in. 

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BCS Practitioner Certificate in Benefits Management and Business Acceptance Examination

Delegates will need to take an examination for BCS Practitioner Certificate in Benefits Management and Business Acceptance in order to acquire the certification. The exam details are as follows:

  • Duration of 1 hour
  • 15 minutes preceding reading time
  • Open book
  • Business scenario based questions
  • The pass mark of 50%

Additional time is granted to delegates whose native language is not the language the exam is formulated in. 

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Why choose us

Ways to take this course

Our easy to use Virtual platform allows you to sit the course from home with a live instructor. You will follow the same schedule as the classroom course, and will be able to interact with the trainer and other delegates.

Our fully interactive online training platform is compatible across all devices and can be accessed from anywhere, at any time. All our online courses come with a standard 90 days access that can be extended upon request. Our expert trainers are constantly on hand to help you with any questions which may arise.

This is our most popular style of learning. We run courses in 1200 locations, across 200 countries in one of our hand-picked training venues, providing the all important ‘human touch’ which may be missed in other learning styles.

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All our trainers are highly qualified, have 10+ years of real-world experience and will provide you with an engaging learning experience.

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We only use the highest standard of learning facilities to make sure your experience is as comfortable and distraction-free as possible

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Small class sizes

We limit our class sizes to promote better discussion and ensuring everyone has a personalized experience

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Great value for money

Get more bang for your buck! If you find your chosen course cheaper elsewhere, we’ll match it!

This is the same great training as our classroom learning but carried out at your own business premises. This is the perfect option for larger scale training requirements and means less time away from the office.

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Our courses can be adapted to meet your individual project or business requirements regardless of scope.

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This gives your team a great opportunity to come together, bond, and discuss, which you may not get in a standard classroom setting.

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Yes, this BCS Practitioner Certificate in Benefits Management and Business Acceptance training course is accredited by APMG.
Yes, the examination is included with this training course.
Please arrive at the venue at 8:45am.
This BCS Practitioner Certificate in Benefits Management and Business Acceptance training course has a duration of 3 days.
The price for BCS Practitioner Certificate in Benefits Management and Business Acceptance certification in Canada starts from CAD2495
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider in the world for BCS Practitioner Certificate in Benefits Management and Business Acceptance.

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Trusted & Approved

Our Managing Benefits® training courses are accredited by APMG

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Many delivery methods

Flexible delivery methods are available depending on your learning style.

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High quality resources

Resources are included for a comprehensive learning experience.

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"Really good course and well organised. Trainer was great with a sense of humour - his experience allowed a free flowing course, structured to help you gain as much information & relevant experience whilst helping prepare you for the exam"

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"...the trainer for this course was excellent. I would definitely recommend (and already have) this course to others."

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