Business Change Management Group
Business Analysis Practice course
Next course starts 21 May 2018
3 Days (plus examination)
PDs / CDUs
21 Professional Development Hours
R 12950 (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?
On this Business Analysis Practice course you will learn a holistic approach to the investigation and improvement of business situations with a view to developing effective, feasible business solutions.
- Facilitate how a business strategy is developed and use strategic analysis techniques
- Guide the need for project discipline and deliverables from business analysis studies
- Drive an approach and use techniques to investigate and improve business systems
- Perform stakeholder management and apply stakeholder analysis techniques
- Apply techniques for the analysis and modelling of business activities and systems
- Identify and formulate business recommendations for organisational improvement
- Draft a rigorous business case, identifying costs, benefits, impacts and risks
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On completion of this course you will earn a certificate from BCMG as powerful proof of your new knowledge, skills and abilities and use it to set yourself apart from the rest.
Course Structure And Modules
Rationale for business analysis
Scope of business analysis; definition of business analysis; development of business analysis; business change lifecycle and 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, Lifecycle for the business case
This Sounds Perfect For My Career …
Don’t Just Take Our Word For It
“If you want a set of tools and techniques to help you perform, and make you a better business analyst … you must do this course.”
Jaco Calitz · Lead Business Analyst
“This course will help you become better at understanding stakeholder needs and facilitating consensus, practically. Great value for money.”
Tiwonge Mkandawire · Project Development Specialist
“This course gives great value by enhancing your current skill-set and adding many more techniques to your arsenal.”
Melanie Cross · Business Process Analyst
“This is a hugely relevant course that will benefit you, especially if you want to practically apply business analysis concepts to your work.”
Nathan Solomons · BI Business Analyst
Choose A Date And Book Your Seat
Mon 28 – Tue 30 May 2018
Belmont Square, Rondebosch
Registration closes 27 April 2018
22 August 2018
Venue to be confirmed
Registration closes 3 August 2018
29 October 2018
Belmont Square, Rondebosch
Registration closes 5 October 2018
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 who bring their substantial experience of business analysis and application of business analysis techniques to the programme, to ensure work-place relevant skills.
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 21 May 2018. Too soon for you? Register now for the next presentation that starts on 22 August 2018.
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