Business Change ACADEMY PRESENTS
Certificate in Business Analysis Practice
Next course starts 20 May 2019
3 Days (INCL. examination)
PDs / CDUs
21 Professional Development Hours
R 13450 (EXCL. VAT)
Why this course?
Business Analysts are increasingly required to extend themselves beyond their traditional role of developing and maintaining IT systems. They need the capability to understand the business strategy, use proven techniques to analyse the business area, and identify changes to business processes needed to meet internal and external challenges.
This course develops the skills needed to work with senior business and IT staff to analyse and model business activities. Delegates will learn how to investigate business problems, and how to identify and recommend appropriate creative solutions.
At the end of the course delegates may sit an examination to attain the BCS Certificate in Business Analysis Practice.
What will you learn?
The Business Analysis Practice course is designed for people who want to learn a holistic approach to the investigation and improvement of business situations with a view to developing effective, feasible business solutions.
On completing this course you will be able to:
- Analyse the business context to facilitate business strategy development
- Apply a range of strategic business analysis techniques
- Manage the need for project discipline for business analysis studies
- Explain techniques to investigate an organisation’s business systems
- Describe a conceptual approach to improving business systems
- Use a stakeholder analysis techniques for stakeholder management
- Analyse and conceptualise the modelling of business systems
- Identify solution option recommendations for business improvements
- Describe the contents of a rigorous business case for recommendation
- Identify costs, benefits, impacts and risks for an option in a business case
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Course syllabus, structure and modules
Rationale for business analysis
Scope of business analysis; definition of business analysis; development of business analysis; business change life-cycle; roles in business analysis
Analysing business perspectives
Identifying stakeholders, analysing stakeholders – power/interest grid, RACI; stakeholder management strategies, defining business perspectives – CATWOE
Strategic analysis in context
External environment analysis; internal environment analysis; SWOT analysis; critical success factors, key performance indicators and performance Targets
Modelling the business activities
Types of business activity; building a conceptual business activity model; consolidating perspectives and building consensus by resolving conflicts
Project approach to business analysis
Initiating a business analysis study, defining terms of reference; business and project objectives; deliverables from business analysis studies
Identifying potential solutions
Exploring the gap between the current and desired situation, identifying areas for business improvement, taking a holistic approach to business improvement
Understanding the business situation
Overview of investigation techniques, representing a holistic view of the business situation – rich pictures, mind maps, fishbone diagrams
Making the business case
Analysing feasibility, contents of a business case, options, costs and benefits, impacts and risks, life-cycle for 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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“This course was spot on, and I don’t think you can do proper business analysis without these stand-out tools. Get into your stakeholder’s shoes!”
Paulo Conde · Business Analyst
“This course will help you to become better at understanding stakeholder needs and facilitating consensus, practically. Great value for money.”
Tiwonge Mkandawire · Project Development Specialist
“Great content, great training style – this course will enable you to differentiate yourself from other business analysts.”
Michelle Van Kesteren · Business Consulting Manager
“This course is different to other business analysis courses – all Business Analysts and Project Managers must attend at some point in their career.”
Dries Kotze · Business Analyst Team Leader
This sounds perfect for my career …
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.
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Is this course for me?
Business Analysis Practice is particularly relevant to those in a business project role such as business analysts, systems analysts, business managers and their staff, 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 Business Analysis Practice examination, which is an open-book scenario based examination testing the participant’s 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 Business Analysis Practice course is a mandatory core 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 20 May 2019. Too soon for you? Register now for the next presentation that starts on 14 October 2019.
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