BCS Business Analysis Practice

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Fully accredited courses by BCS

Customised courses available tailored to your business

Classroom, Online, Onsite and Virtual courses available

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Welsh Government funding accepted

Duration: 3 Days
Accredited: Yes
Exams: Included
Funding: Accepted
Type: Classroom, Onsite, Virtual
Company group booking discount available

Course Information

Course Overview

This BCS Business Analysis Practice course will teach delegates how to develop a business strategy and how to apply techniques to explore business issues. After completing this course, learners will be able to:

  • Develop a business strategy
  • Identify key performance indicators
  • Understand stakeholder perspectives
  • Model business activities
  • Perform gap analysis
  • Identify business improvements
  • Manage project stakeholders
  • Propose useful change projects
  • Identify costs and benefits for change projects

Outline

Business Analysis Practice

Business analysis rationale

  • What is a business system.
  • The place of business analysis.
  • Business analysis versus systems analysis.
  • Approaches to business analysis.

Strategic analysis in context

  • Understanding the organisation’s strengths and weaknesses.
  • External analysis – PESTLE.
  • Internal analysis – Resource Audit.

A project approach to business analysis

  • Business analysis studies as projects.
  • Terms of reference and project initiation.
  • Assuring business benefit.

Understanding the situation/issues

  • Types of business ‘problem’.
  • Rich pictures.
  • Defining the problem.
  • Review of investigation techniques.

Business perspectives

  • Business perspective – introduction.
  • Defining the perspective – CATWOE.

Analysing and modelling the business activities

  • Modelling business activities.
  • Five types of business activity.
  • Modelling multiple perspectives.
  • Decomposing activities.
  • Validating the business activity model.
  • End-to-end process maps.

Creative problem solving

  • Barriers to creativity.
  • Brainstorming.
  • Stimulating creative thinking.

Identifying potential solutions

  • Exploring the gap between the current and desired situation.
  • Areas for business improvement (structure, processes, people)
  • Holistic approach to business solutions.
  • Discussion of business change programmes.

Making the business case

  • Contents of a business case.
  • Options.
  • Costs and benefits.
  • Impacts and risks.
  • Payback and discounted cash flow.
  • Presenting the business case.

Course summary and review

  • Review of concepts and approaches covered.

Assessment

Business Analysis Practice

  • Exam time: 60 minutes
  • Multiple-choice style: 40 questions
  • Pass mark: (26/40) 60% or more
  • Closed-book exam (i.e. no reference materials are allowed during the exam

What's Included

  • 3-days training and exam preparation from NILC’s accredited Business Analysis trainer
  • Course notes, presentation slides, diagrams and sample examination papers
  • BCS Business Analysis book
  • Business Analysis Practice examination
  • 1 year BCS Associate Membership from the Chartered Institute for IT – terms and conditions apply
  • Official certification (upon successful completion of the examination)

Dates & Prices

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Start Date: Mon 15 January 2024

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How we deliver our courses

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Virtual

Our virtual courses allow you to access live instructor-led training from the same expert instructors that deliver our classroom courses, without leaving the comfort of your home or office. All virtual courses are fully interactive, and learners can communicate with their trainer and peers at any time.

Many of our virtual courses are also recorded, so you can recap over the content you learnt as many time as you wish.

Classroom

Our classroom courses allow you to learn and interact face-to-face with our expert instructors in a comfortable and modern training environment. All of our classroom based courses take place at NILC centers, or high quality training facilities, and include all required IT and physical equipment.

We also limit our class sizes to help promote better discussions and to ensure your learning experience is comfortable as possible.

Onsite

Save time and hassle by arranging for one of our expert instructors to come to you. Our onsite courses allow you to learn in a location of your choosing, and you can train as many or as few people as you want – from a single person or team to whole departments. We can also fully customize the course content to the specific requirements of your business or project.

We offer onsite courses throughout the UK and it can be a great team building opportunity for colleagues to come together, bond and discuss.

Online

Our Online Self Paced courses allow you to learn new skills from our expert instructors, in your own time and at your own pace. Our flexible online learning platform allows you to access content on your computer, tablet or mobile device, whether you’re on the move or at home. All our online courses come with immediate access and you can start learning straight away, from any internet enabled compatible device.

We also offer online email support from our expert instructors, so they’re always on hand and happy to help you with any questions which may arise.

Why choose NILC for your training?

Learn why we should be your training provider of choice.

Awarding Winning Training Courses with industry leading customer satisfaction rates

A family business with customer service at the heart of everything we do

Trusted Training Partner to multiple colleges, government departments, businesses and unions

UK based Trainers that are industry experts and fully qualified

Rated "Excellent" with over 500+ Trustpilot Reviews

Testimonials

“Highly Recommended”

A complex course subject was delivered clearly and with great passion and enthusiasm by our tutor. Subjects were explained in clear, real-life examples. Without doubt, I'm sure my successful result is in large part due to his experience and skill in this area.

- Neil Wilson

“Fantastic Course Thank You”

Fantastic course. Amazing from start to finish. Julie was absolutely outstanding. She was professional and has given me the knowledge and confidence to continue my studies. I cant thank Karim and team enough.

- Jodie Gee

“Great Tuition"

Great tuition. Felt really comfortable to ask questions and the course was engaging. Tony and Karim were brilliant.

- Amy Jones

“Great Instructor”

Great instructor. Well delivered and knows the subject inside and out. Friendly and provides a warm atmosphere conducive for feeling relaxed. A lot of context to cover in a short time.

- David Schofield

“Five Star Quality Course”

I received all the resources in advance which helped me prep for the course. The tutor was engaging and explained complex topics really well. The exam coaching was a unique selling point for me as it got me prepared for the exams so that nerves were less of a factor. Great communication throughout, thank you Tony and the whole team.

- Kim Darkin

Business Analysis FAQ's

Are your Business Analysis course accredited?

Yes, after passing an exam you will receive an industry-recognised certification issued directly by the British Computer Society, the accreditation body.

Do I need to prepare for the course?

We recommend you do some pre-reading as this will help you to get the most out of the course. As soon as you book you will get access to our online learning so you can start preparing for the course. You will also receive the BCS business analysis book for free when you book your first BCS course with us.

When will I receive the training material?

As soon as you book and pay for the course we will give you access the pre-reading and training material. If you attend a virtual course we will also provide recordings of the virtual course you attended.

How is the virtual course taught?

The course is taught remotely via Zoom. For in-house or bespoke course we can also run the courses remotely using Microsoft Teams. Our virtual courses are highly interactive and are run by a highly skilled trainer with real-world business analyst experience using Zoom and Miro virtual boards.

What happens if I fail an exam?

If a candidate fails an exam, a resit fee is to be paid, and our trainers will give a free feedback and recap session.

How challenging is the exam and how many times can I retake it?

The exam assumes you have no experience, so if you have experience it will be less challenging however we’ve seen high pass rates over the last year. If you don’t pass the exam then you’re able to retake it straight away. You can retake the exam as many times as you need to, and we’re always here to offer extra support to anyone that needs it. We pride ourselves on our high pass rate, and for whatever the reason you didn’t pass, we’ll make sure that you do the second time! The best way to ensure you pass is to follow our trainers advice and ask as many questions in class. Unlike other providers we keep our courses small in size so there is plenty of time for clarifications and to understand the theory.

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