BCS Foundation Certificate in Business Analysis

Duration: 3 Days (24 Hours)

BCS Foundation Certificate in Business Analysis Course Overview:

The BCS Foundation Certificate in Business Analysis is an internationally acclaimed certification provided by the British Computer Society (BCS). It confirms a practitioner’s grasp of business analysis principles, techniques, concepts, and methodologies. Encompassing domains such as business process modeling, stakeholder analysis, investigative methods, and requirements engineering, the certification serves as a benchmark for industries aiming to equip their business analysts with a robust foundational understanding to facilitate effective business transformation. This credential empowers professionals to align with strategic objectives by comprehending and dissecting business requisites, subsequently translating them into practical solutions. In essence, this certification is indispensable for industries, assuring adept and proficient performance in critical business analysis roles.

Intended Audience:

  • Business analysts seeking formal recognition of their skills.
  • Individuals aiming to start a career in business analysis.
  • Project managers who incorporate business analysis into their role.
  • IT professionals needing to understand business analysis.
  • Management consultants seeking to enhance their analysis capabilities.
  • Operational managers involved in change initiatives.

Learning Objectives of BCS Foundation Certificate in Business Analysis:

The primary learning objectives of the BCS Foundation Certificate in Business Analysis course encompass:

  • Equipping participants with the proficiency to apply effective business analysis techniques.
  • Fostering the capability to recognize and assess potential solutions for business quandaries.
  • Instilling an understanding of the principles underlying business change.
  • Enhancing the ability to engage with stakeholders and facilitate collaboration throughout the business analysis process.
  • Familiarizing learners with the BCS approach to business analysis and its integral role in business transformation, encompassing strategic considerations.
  • Providing students with the essential knowledge to confidently undertake the BCS Foundation Exam.
 Module 1: What is Business Analysis (2.5%)
  • The origins of business analysis
  • The development of business analysis
  • The scope of business analysis work
  • Taking a holistic approach
  • The role and responsibilities of a business analyst
  • Personal qualities
  • Business knowledge
  • Professional techniques
  • The development of competencies
  • The context for strategy
  • The definition of strategy (Johnson, Scholes and Whittington 2008)
  • Strategy development
  • External environment analysis
  • Internal environment analysis
  • SWOT analysis
  • Executing strategy
  • An approach to problem-solving
  • Stages of the business analysis process model
  • Objectives of the process model stages
  • Procedure for each process model stage
  • Techniques used within each process model stage
  • Interviews
  • Observation
  • Workshops
  • Scenarios
  • Prototyping
  • Quantitative approaches
  • Documenting the current situation
  • Stakeholder categories and identification
  • Analysing stakeholders
  • Stakeholder management strategies
  • Managing stakeholders
  • Understanding stakeholder perspectives
  • Business activity models
  • Organisational context
  • An alternative view of an organisation
  • The organisational view of business processes
  • Value propositions
  • Process models
  • Analysing the as-is process model
  • Improving business processes (to-be business process)
  • Gap analysis
  • Introduction to Business Architecture
  • Definition of Business Architecture
  • Business Architecture techniques
  • The business case in the project lifecycle
  • Identifying options
  • Assessing project feasibility
  • Structure of a business case
  • Investment appraisal
  • A framework for requirements engineering
  • Actors in requirements engineering
  • Requirements elicitation
  • Requirements analysis
  • Requirements validation
  • The requirements document
  • The requirements catalogue
  • Managing requirements
  • Modelling system functions
  • Modelling system data
  • Delivering the solution
  • Context
  • Lifecycles
  • BA role in the business change lifecycle
  • Design stage
  • Implementation stage
  • Realisation stage

BCS Foundation Certificate in Business Analysis Course Prerequisites

• Minimum high school diploma or equivalent.
• Understanding of basic business operations and processes.
• Basic computer literacy and data analysis skills.
• Knowledge in relevant business analysis tools or software.
• Fluency in English.
• No mandatory experience or prior certifications required.

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