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 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 Training Overview

This Business Analysis Certification  offers essential knowledge and skills for professionals seeking to excel in Business Analysis. In today's competitive business landscape, the ability to identify systems, develop effective strategies, and manage stakeholders is crucial. This course equips delegates with the tools to analyse and model business activities, identify solutions, and comprehend stakeholder perspectives.

Proficiency in Business Analysis is vital for professionals looking to advance their careers and make meaningful contributions to their organisations. Business Analysts, Project Managers, and anyone involved in decision-making and strategy development can benefit from mastering these skills. As organisations increasingly rely on data-driven insights and efficient processes, the demand for Business Analysis expertise continues to grow.

This 1-day Business Analysis Course offers delegates a comprehensive understanding of strategic analysis techniques and the ability to investigate an organisation's business systems. It empowers them to identify recommendations for business improvement and fosters a structured approach to problem-solving. By completing this course, one can expand their career options and potential for advancement within the industry.

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

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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 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.
There are no CDUs/PDUs in this Business Analysis Practice course.
The average salary for a Business Analyst in the UK is around £40,000 to £60,000 per year. However, it's important to note that these figures are approximate and can vary significantly. It is advisable to research salary ranges specific to your location and industry for a more accurate understanding of the compensation you can expect as a BCS certified Business Analysis developer in the UK.
Yes, the BCS Certificate in Business Analysis Practice 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.
Upon completion of the BCS Certificate in Business Analysis Practice Course, individuals can expect to gain an introductory understanding of the fundamentals of business analysis and its applications within an organisation. They will acquire skills that are essential to support successful business change programs, including strategy analysis, stakeholder analysis, business process modelling, requirements engineering and management, and investigation and modelling techniques.
While completing the BCS Certificate in Business Analysis Practice can enhance your skills to support successful business change programs and help you become an expert business analyst, it does not guarantee a job. However, there are career opportunities available, such as becoming a Lead Business Analyst, which requires strong planning, communication, and presentation skills, as well as practical knowledge of project or program management methodologies, tools, and techniques.
After passing the BCS Certificate in Business Analysis Practice exam, delegates are left with a choice to make. This qualification is reputable and impressive; thus, it is likely to help a certificate holder to expand their career boundaries and achieve a job/a more advanced job in the realm of Business Analysis. However, as this certification is classed as a module, counting towards achieving the prestigious BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis, another option is to continue training and work towards achieving this advanced qualification.
We offer the BCS Certificate in Business Analysis Practice in a variety of locations in the UK and worldwide. Therefore, delegates can choose the most suitable location and venue for them.
The price for BCS Certificate in Business Analysis Practice certification in the United Kingdom starts from £1895
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider for BCS Certificate in Business Analysis Practice.
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