Business Analysis Practice Training Course Overview 

This three-day BCS accredited course delves deeper into the topics covered in the 'BCS Foundation Certificate in Business Analysis.' Participants will explore essential aspects of business change projects, including practical analysis techniques, collaboration, and opportunities for business enhancement. 

This course will cover materials to enable candidates to prepare for the Business Analysis Practice Training exam.

Prerequisites of the Business Analysis Practice Training Course 

There are no prior prerequisites to attending this BCS Certificate in Business Analysis Practice.  

Who should attend this Business Analysis Practice Training Course? 

  • Business Analysts 
  • Systems Analysts 
  • Business Managers 
  • System Developers 
  • Project Managers 
  • Team Leaders 
  • Quality Assurance 
  • Quality Control Managers 

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Business Analysis Practice Training Course Outline 

Module 1: Strategic Context for Business Analysis 

  • Business Change Lifecycle 
  • Understanding the Strategic Context 
  • VMOST 
  • Performance Measurement 
  • Resource Audit 
  • Porter’s 5 Forces 
  • PESTLE Analysis and SWOT Analysis 
  • Balanced Business Scorecard (BBS) 
  • Generic BBS Strategy Map 
  • BBS Perspectives 
  • CSFs, KPIs, and Performance Targets 
  • Critical Success Factors (CSF) and Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) 
Module 2: Analysing and Managing Stakeholders 

  • What is a Stakeholder? 
  • Business Analysis Service Framework 
  • Stakeholder Engagement 
  • Recipients of Business Analysis Services 
  • Categories of Stakeholder 
  • Components of a Business Perspective 
  • Approach 
  • CATWOE - Corner Shop and Public Lending Library 
  • Root Definition 
  • Identifying Conflicts 
  • Analysing Stakeholders 
  • Stakeholder Responsibilities 
Module 3: Analysing the Current State 

  • Investigative Techniques 
  • Interviews and Interview Lifecycle 
  • Workshops and Workshop Lifecycle 
  • Observation 
  • Scenario Analysis 
  • Document Analysis 
  • Surveys/Questionnaires 
  • Identify an Appropriate Technique 
  • Customer Journey Map 
  • Rich Pictures 
  • Elements of a Rich Picture 
  • Empathy Mapping and Mind Maps 
Module 4: Establishing the Target State 

  • Conceptual Business Activity Model 
  • Approach to Business Activity Modelling 
  • Benefits of BAM 
  • Corner Shop 
  • Identifying Activities 
  • Public Lending Library 
  • Building the Business Activity Model 
  • Library Business Activity Model 
  • Some Common Errors in BAM 
  • Building Consensus by Resolving Conflicts 
  • Consensus BAM Rationale 
  • When – Business Events 
  • Improvements to the Business System 
  • Identifying areas of concern (BAM) 
  • TOM and POPITTM  
  • Target Operating Model 
Module 5: Designing and Defining the Solution 

  • Design Thinking 
  • Divergent and Convergent Thinking 
  • Gap Analysis Process 
  • POPIT™ and Gap Analysis 
  • Identify the Areas of Feasibility Assessment 
Module 6: Developing a Business Case 

  • Structure of a Business Case 
  • Categories of Costs and Benefits 
  • Analysis of Costs and Benefits 
  • Risk Assessment 
  • Risk Management Process 
  • Risk Areas 
  • Risk Analysis 
  • Investment Appraisal 
  • Investment and Appraisal Techniques 
  • Payback 
  • Payback and Risk 
  • Discounted Cash Flow and Net Present Value 
  • Impact Assessment 
  • Business Case within the Business Change Lifecycle 
  • Alignment 
  • Definition 
  • Design 
  • Implementation 
  • Realisation 

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What ‘s Included

World-Class Training Sessions From Experienced Instructors

Business Analysis Practice Certificate

Business Analysis Practice Training exam


Business Analysis Practice Training Exam

Ways to take this course

Classroom Training

Face-to-face sessions led by expert instructors, fostering interactive learning experiences and collaboration among delegates.

Online Instructor-Led Training

Live virtual classes led by experienced trainers, offering real-time interaction and guidance for optimal learning outcomes.

Online Self-Paced Training

Flexible learning at your own pace, with access to comprehensive course materials and resources available anytime, anywhere.

On-Site Training

Customised courses delivered at your location, tailored to your specific needs and scheduling preferences.

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What do i get for £2195

  • 80 hours course
  • Immediate Access for 90 days
  • Mock exams
  • Exams included, taken online
  • Certificates on completion
  • Case studies
  • Exercise files
  • Personal performance tool
  • 24/7 Support
  • Suits a busy Lifestyle & Independent Learners
  • Train in the comfort of your home
  • Interactive course
  • Compatible on mobile, tablet and desktop
  • Scenario based learning
  • Bookmarking ability
  • Note taking facilities

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Business Analysis BCS?

Business Analysis involves identifying and achieving business objectives while solving problems. Explore more on our Business Analysis Training page. 

Is this Business Analysis Practice Training Course accredited?

Yes, the Business Analysis Practice Training is fully accredited by BCS (The Chartered Institute for IT). 

What are the benefits of obtaining the Business Analysis Practice Training?

Earning the Business Analysis Practice Training offers enhanced skills, industry recognition, career advancement, improved employability, practical application, and access to a professional network. 

What is the average salary of a BCS certified Business Analysis developer?

The average salary for a Business Analyst in the UK is £40,000 to £60,000 annually. However, actual figures may vary by location and industry. 

Can individuals with no prior experience register in the Business Analysis Practice Training Course?

Yes, the course is suitable for beginners, providing foundational knowledge and skills necessary for business analysis. 

What skills will individuals gain from completing the Business Analysis Practice Training Course?

Graduates will acquire foundational skills in strategy analysis, stakeholder engagement, process modelling, and requirements management. 

Is the Business Analysis Practice Training offered in my location?

Yes, the course is available in various locations across the UK and worldwide to accommodate delegates' preferences. 

Is BCS a professional course?

Yes, BCS offers professional courses and certifications in IT-related fields, including business analysis, software development, and project management. 

What topics are covered in the Business Analysis Practice Training?

The course covers essential topics such as understanding business analysis, stakeholder analysis, requirements engineering, and business process modelling. 

Is the Business Analysis Practice Training recognised internationally?

Yes, the certification is recognised worldwide as a valuable qualification in business analysis. 

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