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Foundation in Business Change

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    Course Details:

    Duration: 3 days

    Price: £1210+VAT

    Next available course:

    De Vere West One, London
    De Vere West One, London
    De Vere West One, London
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About the Course

This course prepares participants for the BCS Foundation in Business Change examination, which is held on the final day of the course. The examination is a one-hour, closed book multiple choice examination tests the participant's knowledge of the Foundation in Business Change syllabus. This certificate contributes to the BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis, as shown below:  

In addition to covering the full BCS syllabus, this course enables participants to develop SFIA skills BUAN and CIPM, level 5. 

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

A comprehensive manual, containing detailed information and providing references for further reading, is provided to each delegate who attends this course.

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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