BUSINESS CHANGE ACADEMY PRESENTS
Certificate in Benefits Management and Business Acceptance
Next course starts 3 June 2019
3 Days (INCL. examination)
PDs / CDUs
21 Professional Development Hours
R 13450 (ExcL. VAT)
Why this course?
Do you need to learn more about how business benefits are managed and how to facilitate their delivery? We can teach you that and more with our course on Benefits Management and Business Acceptance. You’ll also find out about how systems are tested for business acceptance and cover other areas such as user acceptance testing, test design and planning, and delivery of business benefits.
The course reinforces theoretical concepts by using realistic, practical case studies, from which you will gain experience of applying benefits management and business acceptance techniques.
At the end of the course delegates may sit an examination to attain the BCS Certificate in Benefits Management and Business Acceptance.
What will you learn?
The Benefits Management and Business Acceptance course is designed for people who want to learn a framework to facilitate successful business benefits delivery and manage how systems are tested for business acceptance.
On completing this course you will be able to:
- Describe the contents of a business case
- Align the business strategy with the business case
- Describe at least four distinct categories of benefits
- Describe potential roles in benefits management
- Develop a benefits dependency network
- Undertake an investment appraisal
- Describe a benefits management process
- Define a framework for effective acceptance testing
- Develop appropriate acceptance testing scenario test specifications
- Define prerequisites to acceptance testing
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Course syllabus, structure and modules
Rationale for benefits and acceptance
Scope of business analysis; Definition of business analysis; Development of business analysis; Business change life-cycle and Roles in business analysis
Test design techniques
Test conditions and test cases; models to design tests and establish coverage; test case design – coverage, expected results; test procedure specification
Drivers for business change
Business change lifecycle; internal and external drivers, CSFs and KPIs, value propositions and the value chain; options for business change
Test planning, monitoring and control
Test approach and planning, test progress monitoring; test reporting; test control; incident management; confirmation testing
Making a business and financial case
Structure and content of a business case; benefits; classification; measuring and quantifying benefits; identifying and quantifying costs; investment appraisal
Benefits management reviews
Review gateways – scheduled and unscheduled; assessing the impact of changes; revising the business case; reassessing the benefits
Planning for benefits management
Identifying benefit owners; role and responsibilities; benefits plan; benefit profiles; stakeholders in benefits management, benefits dependency framework
Implementing business changes
Planning the implementation; implementation strategies; contingency planning; managing stakeholders, training/learning approaches
Testing for business acceptance
Objectives of UAT, principles of testing; testing roles and responsibilities; test process; functional and non-functional testing; test documentation
Delivering business benefits
Embedding business changes; life-cycle for benefits management; project and benefits reviews; assessing further benefits; signing off the business case
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On completion of this course you will earn a certificate from BCMG as powerful proof of your new-found knowledge, skills and abilities.
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“Just do it! This course awakens your techniques and approaches – by crafting a golden thread of strategy and tactics.”
Lisa Di Leo · Lead Business Analyst
“This course will help you to better consider your business and financial case, more accurately – and that will make your job easier.”
Ernst Dinkelmann · Business Analyst
“This course will make you aware of different techniques available, to perform the business analysis function. and deliver value”
Aldred Hendricks · Business Analyst
“Guiding practical knowledge of when to use what, this course puts so many business analysis techniques into perspective.”
Abeda Eesop · Senior Business Analyst
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Your course facilitator
Business Analysis, project delivery and change management specialist
Joe specialises in facilitating organisational strategy through business analysis and change management. During his career, Joe has worked and managed teams on over 100 projects, across five continents, whilst gaining a solid reputation for project leadership and benefits delivery.
Still have a question? These answers may help
Is this course for me?
Benefits Management is particularly relevant for those in a business project role, such as business analysts, business managers and their staff, business change managers and project managers.
How is the course delivered?
BCMG courses are facilitated by industry experts, all of whom have gained profound experience of business analysis. Their knowledge, enthusiasm and interactive skills will ensure the success of your training.
What materials are provided?
A comprehensive manual, containing detailed information about business analysis techniques, and providing references for further reading, is provided to each delegate who attends this course.
How is my learning assessed?
This course thoroughly prepares participants for the Benefits Management examination, which is an open-book scenario based examination testing the delegates knowledge of the course syllabus.
Is this course accredited?
This course is endorsed by the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA®), and is aligned with version 3.0 of A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK® Guide™).
What recognition will I achieve?
The Benefits Management course is an optional practitioner module in the BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis, earning 21 Professional Development hours (PD hours).
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When Do I Start?
Our next available course starts 3 June 2019. Too soon for you? Register now for the next presentation that starts on 28 October 2019.
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