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Foundation in Business Change

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    Course Details:

    Duration: 3 days

    Price: Virtual: £1095 + VAT
    (includes exam)

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Who is this course for?

Business analysts, project leaders, business change managers and anyone who need a practical introduction to IT-enabled business change. Foundation in Business Change is also a Specialist Foundation module on the BCS (ISEB) International Diploma in Business Analysis.

About the course

On our Foundation in Business Change training course you’ll become familiar with the business change lifecycle. As the course progresses you will also discover the techniques used in the development of business change made possible by IT. Some of the key topics here include business change implementation, benefits management and business and IT alignment.

This course is structured in a way that mirrors the actual business change process. You’ll cover everything from the initial investigation of the organisation, to the business change lifecycle and the implementation of the proposed changes.

Presented to you by one of the expert training consultants pictured below, each member of our Foundation in Business Change training team bring their substantial practical knowledge of business change projects to this programme. 

How is the course structured?
  • Business and IT alignment
  • Business improvement definition
  • Business change design
  • Business change implementation
  • Benefits management
  • Examination
Course manual

For virtual courses a printed copy of the latest edition of the comprehensive course manual will be sent to your home address in good time for the start of your course. Our delegates tell us that having access to a physical document is beneficial as both a reference document and for taking notes during the course. In addition, a link will be emailed to you to enable you to access an electronic copy of the same comprehensive manual for convenient future reference.

Is there an exam?

Yes. During this three day course you’ll receive all the training you need to prepare for the BCS Foundation in Business Change certificate multiple choice examination, which is held on the final afternoon of the course. A pass means a Foundation certificate in Business Change and that puts you one step closer to a BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis.

At present, due to the Covid-19 crisis, the exam is not available in a classroom environment. However, for delegates attending a virtual or online course, the exam may be taken using the BCS online proctoring service. This exam consists of 40 multiple-choice questions with a pass mark of 26/40. 

What’s next?

If this course is part of your BCS Diploma in Business Analysis programme you have a choice of further modules which include the Core BA Diploma modules, Business Analysis Practice and Requirements Engineering. Candidates who have already completed Foundation in Business Change also need to pass one of the Specialist Practitioner modules, from Benefits Management and Business Acceptance, Systems Modelling Techniques, Modelling Business Processes, Systems Development Essentials and Data Management Essentials. The structure of the certification is shown here.

Full course outline

Foundation in Business Change (a three-day course)

Course Content

IT-enabled business change overview

  • The role of IT in business change
  • Four-view model of a business
  • Lifecycle for business change
  • Role of programme management
  • Stakeholders and roles in business change
  • Levels of business transformation
  • Techniques for enabling business change

Business/IT alignment

  • Understanding the organisation and the business environment
  • Strategic analysis techniques
  • SWOT analysis
  • Key areas for business/IT alignment
  • Business architecture frameworks
  • IT governance

Business improvement definition

  • Principles of systemic thinking
  • Gap analysis
  • Content of a business case
  • Options and feasibility
  • Benefits classification
  • Risk and impact analysis
  • Investment appraisal

Business change design

  • Business process improvement
  • Work practice and organisational modelling
  • Business information modelling and management

Business change implementation

  • Planning the change implementation
  • Acquiring IT solutions – procurement and development approaches
  • Roles in business change implementation
  • Organisational and international cultures
  • Communications planning

Benefits management

  • Approach to benefits management and realisation
  • Features and benefits
  • CSFs, KPIs and the balanced scorecard

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Customer Reviews

"Good introduction to Business Change and the Models. Enjoyed the course and the trainer explained concepts and Models clearly." - Kalpna Patel

"Excellent course delivery – I would recommend it to my colleagues." - Abdel Elsheikh

Presenters for this course

Mike Williams
Mike Williams
Angela Pinnington
Angela Pinnington
Liz Calder
Liz Calder