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Business Analysis


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Find out how you can develop and progress your career as a business analyst.

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Business Analysis

  1. 1. Business Analysis “To thrive in an ever-changing world you need to make the right decisions. This is only achievable if you have the right information. “Business Analysis is vital in helping the organisation obtain this detail and effectively manage business change.” BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT
  2. 2. What is a business analyst? The business analyst is an advisory role that has responsibility for: • Investigating and analysing business situations. • Identifying and evaluating options for improving business systems. • Elaborating and defining requirements. • Ensuring the effective implementation and use of information systems in line with the needs of the business.
  3. 3. Core responsibilities of a BA Although there are different role definitions, depending on the organisation there is an area of common ground where most business analysts work. Core responsibilities include: • Investigate business systems taking a holistic view of the situation; this may include examining elements of the organisation structures and staff development issues as well as current processes and IT systems.
  4. 4. Core responsibilities of a BA • Evaluate actions to improve the operation of a business system. Again, this may require an examination of organisational structure and staff development needs, to ensure that they are in line with any proposed process redesign and IT system development. • Document the business requirements for the IT system support using appropriate documentation standards. • Elaborate requirements, in support of the business users, during evolutionary system development.
  5. 5. What can we do for you? Business Analysis
  6. 6. Professional Certification
  7. 7. BCS Business Analysis Certification Scheme
  8. 8. Foundation level •Business Change –Incorporate the techniques, frameworks and models used in business change activities. •Business Analysis –Covers the range of concepts, approaches and techniques for business analysis. •Commercial Awareness –Structured around business finance and organisation behaviour for business analysis work.
  9. 9. Practitioner level •Benefits Management & Business Acceptance –Delivery of successful software solutions. •Business Analysis Practice –The development of effective business solutions. •Data Management Essentials –Procedures for managing corporate data resource. •Modelling Business Practice –Leading to the improvement of business processes. •Requirements Engineering –A systematic approach from analysis to management.
  10. 10. Practitioner level Note: The practitioner level modules can be taken individually or as a learning pathway to the BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis.
  11. 11. BCS International Diploma Four modules and an oral examination Core modules Knowledge specialism Practitioner specialism Business Analysis Practice Foundation Certificate in Commercial Awareness Benefits Management & Business Acceptance Requirements Engineering Foundation Certificate in Business Analysis Modelling Business Processes Foundation Certificate in Business Change System Modelling Techniques Foundation Certificate in IS Project Management Systems Development Essentials Data Management Essentials Two of the above One of the above One of the above
  12. 12. Professional level •Agile Business Analysis –Adopt an agile approach to business analysis. •Business Architecture –Ensure the effectiveness of business change programmes. •Data Analysis –Understand a range of data analysis and modelling techniques. •Benefits Planning and Realisation –Manage the change lifecycle to realise business benefits.
  13. 13. International Advanced Diploma •Designed for senior business analysts who: –Hold the BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis –Have a minimum of five years’ experience in business analysis –Hold a range of BCS professional certifications –Plus, interested applicants should be able to demonstrate ongoing personal development in the profession and active contributions within business analysis communities.
  14. 14. The Expert BA Award •Established by the BA Manager Forum •Joint awarding bodies are: – BCS for their experience in the professional development of business analysts – CMI (Chartered Management Institute) for their expertise and heritage in leadership and consultancy •Developed to recognise the Business Analyst working at consultant level •A career development path for senior BAs
  15. 15. The Expert BA Award
  16. 16. Publishing
  17. 17. Books and ebooks
  18. 18. Ebook series