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Consultancy Practice

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    Course Details:

    Duration: 4 days

    Price: £2095+VAT


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    De Vere West One, London
    De Vere West One, London
    De Vere West One, London
Who is this course for?

Business analysts, project leaders, business change managers and anyone involved in internal or external consultancy assignments. Participants on Consultancy Practice include anyone wishing to gain the BCS (ISEB) Practitioner Certificate in Consultancy.

About the Course

If you are an external or internal information systems consultant, the AssistKD Consultancy Practice course is ideal for you. The course covers the key areas concerned with managing the customer relationship, conducting a consulting assignment and assuring the quality of that assignment.

Throughout the course, you will be able to apply standard consulting techniques to a typical assignment, through the following stages: gaining entry, identifying problems and requirements, diagnosis and solution definition, and closing and review. The case study on which this course is built is based on a genuine consultancy assignment.

Presented by one of the expert training consultants pictured below, each member of our Consultancy Practice training team bring their substantial internal and external consultancy experience to the programme.

How is the course structured?

To give you more of an idea of what you’ll learn and how the course will help you, here’s a quick guide to those four days.

Day
1
  • Introduction to the IS Consulting Industry
  • Assignment management
  • Gaining entry
  • Rapport
  • Business environment analysis
  • Terms of reference
  • Communication

     
Day
2
  • Financial management and the economics of consulting
  • Investment appraisal
  • Managing expectations
  • Proposals and contracts
  • Understanding teams
  • Stakeholder analysis and management
  • Investigation techniques
  • Leadership and motivation
  • Negotiation and conflict
  • Influencing
  • Effective presentations
Day
3
  • Diagnosis and solution definition
  • Business options and feasibility assessment
  • Creative problem solving
  • Implementing the solution
Day
4
  • Assignment disengagement and expansion
  • Ethics and professional standards in consulting
  • Examination preparation and BCS examination

     
Is there an exam?

Yes. During this four day course you will receive all the training you need to prepare for the two hour BCS Practitioner Certificate in Consultancy examination. Once you have passed this examination, and if you also hold a specialist foundation-level certification and a specialist practitioner certification, you can attend an oral examination leading to the BCS International Diploma in Consultancy. In terms of personal development, this course is consistent with SFIA skills CNSL and RLMT both at levels 5 and 6.

Anything else?

You will be given a comprehensive Consultancy Practice course manual, which also contains additional relevant information plus guidance on further reading.

What’s next?

If you decide to study for the BCS International Diploma in Consultancy, you have a wide choice of further modules that are relevant. These include BCS foundation modules such as the Foundation Certificate in Business Analysis, and BCS practitioner modules such as the Practitioner Certificate in Business Analysis Practice and the Practitioner Certificate in Requirements Engineering. The structure of the BCS International Diploma in Consultancy is shown here.

Full Course Outline

Consultancy Practice (a four-day course)

Course Content

  • Introduction to the IS Consulting Industry
  • Assignment management
  • Gaining entry
  • Rapport
  • Business environment analysis
  • Terms of reference
  • Communication
  • Financial management and the economics of consulting
  • Investment appraisal
  • Managing expectations
  • Proposals and contracts
  • Understanding teams
  • Stakeholder analysis and management
  • Investigation techniques
  • Leadership and motivation
  • Negotiation and conflict
  • Influencing
  • Effective presentations
  • Diagnosis and solution definition
  • Business options and feasibility assessment
  • Creative problem solving
  • Implementing the solution
  • Assignment disengagement and expansion
  • Ethics and professional standards in consulting
  • Examination preparation and BCS examination

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