Important Business Analysis Foundation Course Information
- Included with the training material is the following book: Paul, Debra, et al. Business Analysis, Third Edition. BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, 2014. ISBN 9781780172774.
- included in course price
- one hour, closed book
- multiple choice
- pass mark is 65% (26 out of 40)
- International Diploma in Business Analysis
- The BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, offers this internationally recognized certification, enabling you to take your skills around the world. The four modules required to apply for this certification include one foundation level course, and three practitioner level courses:
BCS Associate Membership
- Upon passing your exam, BCS will contact you to activate your membership. Once activated you will be a BCS Associate Member and will have access to the wealth of benefits and support to help you in your career.
- BCS Associate membership provides exclusive access to resources, content and opportunities that will enrich your career.
- Note: This offer is only available once to each exam candidate. Exam candidates who have previously benefited from free Associate Membership will not be eligible for this offer again even if you have taken another qualifying BCS exam.
Business Analysis Foundation Course Outline
The Business Change Life Cycle
The role of the Business Analyst in the business change life cycle
- Producing the business case
- Other roles in the business change life cycle
The framework for business analysis activities
- Relating business analysis to strategic analysis, definition, and IT systems analysis
- The holistic approach to business analysis
Understanding the Strategic Context
Analyzing the business environment
- Internal and external environments
- Analyzing the business with SWOT analysis
Developing business metrics
- Identifying your Critical Success Factors (CSF)
- Creating Key Performance Indicators (KPI)
- Identifying critical success with the Balanced Business Scorecard
Project Discipline for Business Analysis Studies
- Reading the Terms of Reference or Project Initiation Document
- OSCAR (objectives, scope, constraints, authority and resources)
- What does the business wish to achieve and deliver?
- Creating SMART objectives
Understanding the Business Situation
- Using the Stakeholder wheel
- Overview of investigative techniques
Representing a holistic view of the business situation
- Generating Rich pictures
- Making Mind Maps
Analyzing Stakeholder Perspectives
Stakeholder analysis and management
- Power/Interest Grid
- Stakeholder management strategies
Identifying and defining different perspectives
- Contrasting different stakeholder perspectives
- Analyzing the root cause with CATWOE
Analyzing and Modeling Business Activities
Developing a Business Activity Model
- Depicting business perspectives with a Business Activity Model (BAM)
- Describing the BAM process and notation
- Identifying business events
Analyzing business rules
- Distinguishing between business rule types
- Recognizing business rules levels of constraint
Building the consensus Business Activity Model
- Identifying differences between business activity models
- Negotiating to resolve conflicts
Identifying Potential Solutions
Gap analysis - comparing the ideal and existing systems
- Outlining the gap analysis process
- Identifying inputs to, and outputs from, gap analysis
Defining a new business model
- Exploiting areas for change - processes, people, technology and organization
Identifying requirements using business activity and business process models
- Classifying models that document and analyze requirements
- Recognizing data/processing requirements
Making the Business Case
The Business Case life cycle
- Structuring the business case
- Identifying and shortlisting options for business change
Identifying and categorizing costs and benefits
- Classifying tangible and intangible costs and benefits
- Investment appraisal techniques
Risk and impact identification, categorization, and management
- Identifying and assessing risk impact and probability
- Risk management approaches
Business Analysis Foundation Training FAQs
Who is the BCS Institute?
The BCS Institute is The Chartered Institute for IT.
How do I acheive Practitioner Certification in Business Analysis Practice?
You can earn the Practitioner Certification in Business Analysis Practice if you pass the course exam.
How many CDUs/PDUs does this Business Analysis Practice course provide?
In Business Analysis Practice you will not receive any PDUs.
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