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BCS Practitioner Certification in Business Analysis Practice (ISEB BAP)

PASS : 73%


Classroom Based Training (3 Days)
10-12 June 2013
The Knowledge Academy

Course Syllabus

The course prepares participants to sit the one-hour, open book, examination leading to the certificate in Business Analysis Practice offered. This certificate is a core module for the BCS Business Analysis Diploma and is a specialist module in the BCS Systems Development Diploma.

Day One:


The role of the Business Analyst, a lifecycle for business change, purpose of analysing and modelling business systems.

A comparison of the business analyst and systems analyst roles.

Overview of business analysis approach.

Strategic Analysis in Context.

Identifying the business domain.

Internal environment analysis.

External environment analysis.

SWOT analysis.

Critical Success Factors and Key Performance Indicators.

The Balanced Business Scorecard.

Overview of areas of strategy including IS strategy

Day Two:

Project Discipline for Business Analysis Studies.

Terms of reference/project initiation business and project objectives.

Deliverables from business analysis studies.

Understanding the Situation and Issues

Stakeholder analysis.

Overview of investigative techniques.

Representation of the business situation.

Business perspectives

Identifying different perspectives.

Defining business perspectives

Identifying and resolving conflicts

Day Three:

Analysing and modelling business activities.

The conceptual business activity model.

The link between the business activity model and the business perspective.

Identifying activities and Identifying dependencies.

Building a business activity model.

Business events/activity triggers,

Business rules/constraints.

Identifying potential solutions.

Defining a new business model (the processes, people and organisation)

Identifying IS/IT requirements to support the new business model

Making the business case

Structure of a business case

Identifying options for business change

Identifying costs and benefits

Identifying impacts

Identifying risks

Principles of risk analysis and management

Presenting a business case

Accepting the business case

Testing the system for user acceptance

Managing the implementation of change

Realising the business benefits

BCS Business Analysis Practice Exam