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BCS Business Change Foundation

Course Details

Name BCS Business Change Foundation
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Location:
London - West
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Price:
£1147.00 +vat
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Course ID:
445635

Overview

The BCS Foundation Certificate in Business Change course is designed for anyone involved in or affected by change initiatives required to deliver business benefit. These initiatives are likely to include the implementation of revised business processes and/or IT systems.

he Foundation in Business Change training course provides an introduction to the business change lifecycle and to a range of techniques used in the development of business changes that are enabled by information technology.

Key topics covered are:

- Business improvement and business change design

- Business change implementation

- Benefits management

- Business/IT alignment

The Foundation in Business Change course offers an approach that extends from the initial investigation of the organisation through the business change lifecycle to the implementation of the proposed changes. The course provides an overview of the underlying concepts and techniques that will support successful change projects.

This certificate is suitable either for those wishing to subsequently pursue the individual topic areas in more detail, or those from other disciplines, including business domains, who require an understanding of the subject.

The Certificate counts towards the Business Analysis Diploma as one of the available knowledge based options.

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

Included

12-month BCS Associate membership (not available to previous members). Click here for terms and conditions.

Learning Objectives

Candidates who pass this qualification will be able to demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of the underlying principles and philosophies of Business Change, including those that relate to business and IS strategy, business improvement definition, designing and implementing business change, and business management.

They should also have an appreciation of the key techniques that can be employed to support the business change life-cycle. The syllabus reflects general and well-established best practice for business change work.

Pre-Requisites

None

Course Content

Day 1 0900 - 1700hrs

Day 2 0930-  1700hrs

Day 3 0930 - 1700hrs

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

London - De Vere West One

Description:

De Vere West One is conveniently set in London's West End, with quick links to the rest of the city. The venue itself is awash in natural light and provides an inspiring atmosphere.

Location:

9-10 Portland Place
London
W1B 1PR

 

Directions:

De Vere West One is just a five minutes' walk from Oxford Circus tube (Central, Victoria, and Bakerloo), Bond street (Jubilee) and a 10 minute walk from Great Portland Street tube (Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan) and Marylebone station.

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.

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