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BCS Business Change Foundation

Course Details

Name BCS Business Change Foundation
Description
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Location:
Edinburgh
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Price:
£899.00 +vat
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Course ID:
486779

Overview

This BCS Foundation Certificate in Business Change 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.

This course considers the underlying concepts in the areas of business and requirements analysis, change management and the consultancy skills necessary to ensure maximum value is achieved from the implementation.
The Certificate counts towards the Business Analysis Diploma as one of the available knowledge based options.

Target Audience

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.

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 change 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

Photographic identification for exams and BCS reasonable adjustments policy:

• If you are taking a BCS exam you must bring photographic identification (passport, driving license or student card) as it is a BCS requirement to produce it for the invigilator prior to the exam. Failure to produce a valid form of photographic identification will result in a candidate not being able to sit the exam.

• BCS allow additional time for candidates who have a disability or whose native language differs to that of the examination paper.  Full details are provided in the BCS Reasonable Adjustments Policy which is available to view on the BCS website. If you believe you qualify for this then please notify us as early as possible. 

Course Content

Business and IT Alignment
Objective: To understand the importance of aligning the organisation with external and internal influences and the approaches to do this.

  • The external and internal business environments for organisations Organisational cultures
  • National cultures
  • The implications of culture for business change projects
  • Corporate and IT governance and the relevance to benefits management and risk management
  • Elements of an Enterprise Architecture

Business Improvement Definition
Objective: to understand the business analysis approach and techniques used to identify business improvements.

  • Investigating the business situation: rationale and techniques
  • Holistic approach and systems thinking
  • Gap analysis: purpose and approach
  • Business requirements elicitation and approach
  • The contents of the business case
  • Stakeholder responsibilities and the business case
  • The business case lifecycle
  • Programme definition

Business Change Design
Objective: to design the inter-related elements required to implement successful business change.

  • Aspects of organisational change
  • Aspects of people change
  • Aspects of process change
  • Information analysis and modelling
  • Aspects of information technology

Business Change Implementation
Objective: to understand the processes that should be employed to deploy business change effectively.

  • Planning the acquisition, deployment and acceptance
  • Acquiring the solution
  • Deploying the solution
  • Ensuring acceptance
  • Reviewing the change

Benefits Management and Realisation
Objective: to manage the classification, review and realisation of benefits.

  • Benefits Measurement in the business change lifecycle
  • Classifying benefits
  • Investment appraisal techniques
  • Benefits and the Balanced Business Scorecard, CSFs and KPIs
  • Roles and responsibilities in benefits management
  • The purpose, conduct and outcomes of a benefit review
  • Benefits realisation: purpose and challenges.

Edinburgh

Description:

This Edinburgh training centre, situated at the Gyle, has excellent transport links and is close to Edinburgh airport. All delegates are provided with lunch on-site.

 
Venue's features:

  • Easy access from main travel routes
  • Spacious, comfortable air-conditioned classrooms
  • Drinks and snacks available
  • Internet access
  • Choice of hotels and accommodation available nearby
  • Compliance with Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) building access requirements.

Location:

Edinburgh Training Centre
32 South Gyle Crescent
Edinburgh
EH12 9EB

 

Directions:

Rail

There are two rail stations within 10-minutes walk of the centre:

Edinburgh South Gyle Station

Edinburgh Park

 

Driving


Directions from M8

From the M8 continue to the Hermiston Gait Junction, and take the slip road onto the A720
At the Gogar roundabout, take the third exit, passing the Gyle Shopping Centre on your left
Continue straight over the next roundabout. At the next roundabout take the third exit into the business park
At the mini roundabout take the first exit into South Gyle Crescent and follow the road around
The training centre is on your right

 

Directions from A90 ~ Forth Road Bridge

After leaving the Forth Road Bridge continue straight on to the A90
At the Barnton Junction move into the right lane
At the traffic lights go right onto the A902, and go straight across the next roundabout
Follow the road down to the traffic lights at the Maybury Junction and go right onto the A8. Comet and the Gyle Shopping Centre will be on your left
Take the slip road just before the Gogar roundabout, passing around the shopping centre
Continue straight over the next roundabout. At the next roundabout take the third exit into the business park
At the mini roundabout take the first exit into South Gyle Crescent and follow the road around
The training centre is on your right


Directions from A8 ~ Edinburgh Airport

Leave the airport and join the A8
Continue until the Gogar roundabout and take the second exit, passing the Gyle Shopping Centre on your left
Continue straight over the next roundabout. At the next roundabout take the third exit into the business park
At the mini roundabout take the first exit into South Gyle Crescent and follow the road around
The training centre is on your right


Car parking

Limited free car parking is available at the centre on a first come, first served basis.

 

Type: 40 Question Multiple Choice
Duration: 1 hour                              
Supervised/Invigilated: Yes                                        
Open Book: No
Pass Mark: 26/40
Distinction Mark: None
Delivery: Paper based examination only

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