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BCS Business Change Foundation

Course Details

Name BCS Business Change Foundation
Description
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Location:
Leeds
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Price:
£899.00 +vat
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Residential:
Course ID:
487088

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.

Leeds - City Exchange

Location:

11 Albion Street
Leeds
West Yorkshire
LS1 5ES

 

Directions:

Walking directions

 

From the train station

  • Exit the train station and turn right along Wellington Street
  • Cross the road to the Park Plaza Hotel and continue past it to Boar Lane
  • Take the first road on your left, Albion Street
  • The City Exchange building will be on your left

From the NCP car park

  • Exit the car park using the north exit (i.e. don’t go back under the railway bridge)
  • Turn left and go up the street with the car park building on your left
  • Turn left on to Boar Street
  • Turn right onto Albion Street (first street on the right)
  • The City Exchange building is along Albion Street on your left

 

Rail

Leeds central station is a short walk from City Exchange. For train times and fares, see the National Rail website.  (For walking directions from the station to the training centre, see above.)

Trains running along the East Coast Main Line, offers a service that can get you to London Kings Cross in less than two hours, and provide 26 Leeds – London journeys a day. Connections are made at York for journeys to and from Newcastle and Scotland.

 

Bus

The closest bus stop is Boar Lane T1. Head west along Boar Street and take the first road on the right, Albion Street. The City Exchange building will be on the left.

 

Driving

 

From M1 or M62 (to closest NCP car park)

  • [From M62, take J29 onto M1 towards Leeds]
  • Follow M1 to J43, taking  M621 following signs to Leeds
  • Leave the M621 at Exit 7, following signs to Central Leeds
  • Merge onto Dewsbury Road (A653)
  • Continue on to Victoria Road, then on to Neville Street
  • Turn right onto Sovereign Street
  • At the crossroads, turn left onto Swinegate
  • The NCP car park will be on your right (under the tunnel)

 

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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