BCS Foundation Certificate in Business Change - FCBC

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.

Outline

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.
Format of the Examination

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

Related Certifications
This course forms part of the following certification track(s):

  • The Complete BCS Business Analysis International Diploma
  • The BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis

Additional Information

This course is aligned to the following Knowledge Areas/Tasks contained in the IIBA® publication A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK® Guide):

This course is utilises the following Underlying Competencies contained in the IIBA® publication A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK® Guide):

This course is employs the following Techniques contained in the IIBA® publication A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK® Guides):

  • £ 1,465

    Guide Price Per Delegate

  • Dates & Locations Available

  • London
    21/11/2017
    London
    21/11/2017
    London
    22/11/2017
    London
    11/12/2017
    London
    11/12/2017
    Leeds
    18/12/2017
    Leeds
    18/12/2017
    Birmingham
    02/01/2018
    London
    24/01/2018
    London
    24/01/2018
    London
    05/02/2018
    Edinburgh
    12/02/2018
    Edinburgh
    12/02/2018
    London
    14/03/2018
    London
    14/03/2018
    Leeds
    03/04/2018
    Leeds
    03/04/2018
    London
    11/04/2018
    Birmingham
    25/04/2018

Course Information

Pre-course reading

Delegates will be provided with pre-course reading prior to attending the course. The success on the course will be enhanced by close attention to the pre-reading materials. It is recommended that candidates spend 10 hours working through the pre-reading.

If you have not received your pre-reading material within one week of the start of your course, please contact your Account Manager or info@connect2courses.com

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.
The BCS also allow additional time for candidates who have a disability or whose business language is not English. Candidates can request this additonal time in line with the BCS reasonable adjustments policy. If you believe you qualify please contact our examination administration team as early as possible. At least three weeks notice will be required for processing and delegates failing to adviseConnect 2 Courses and provide proof if requested by the BCS may not be allowed the additional support offered via this BCS policy.

For any questions about what form of identification is acceptable, or for more information about the BCS reasonable adjustments policy, please contact your Account Manager or theConnect 2 Courses Examination Administration team on 44 (0)1793 696273.

 

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.

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