Start The Business Analyst Career Of Your Dreams No Matter Your Experience Level With The Best Foundation in Business Analysis Training Course

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Foundation in Business Analysis

ALL the fundamental skills + international certification allows you to build your Business Analyst career with 100% technique-driven business analysis magic. No templates needed!

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So What Makes the Foundation in Business Analysis So Much Better Than Your Usual Business Analysis Course?

Not a series of dusty lectures, and not the tiresome template-driven approach, the Foundation in Business Analysis is a pragmatic training course and internationally recognised certificationwith hands-on, technique-driven power—that’s been broken free from the stereotyped business systems analyst role to give you unparalleled opportunity for your career.

The Foundation in Business Analysis is your fundamental introduction to modern business analysis, covering areas such as strategy analysis, investigation techniques, requirements engineering and much, much MORE.

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Learn THE FULL SPECTRUM OF BUSINESS ANALYSIS

Gain the fundamental techniques that underpin the business analyst role

Build CRITICAL skills and competencies

Recognise the skills and competencies required of the business analyst

Change The Business With Strategy IN MIND

Describe how a business strategy is considered, facilitated and developed

Apply A Universal Process Model To YouR Work

Adopt a business analysis process model approach to business change initiatives

KNOW HOW TO USE 103 MUST HAVE TECHNIQUES

Investigate the current situation and capture business system issues

Consider Perspectives To Mobilise Your Stakeholders

Consider the various perspectives of individuals interested in the change

FIND PROCESS IMPROVEMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Use techniques for the analysis and modelling of business systems

CREATE SOLUTIONS That Satisfy Business Needs

Elicit, analyse, specify, validate and manage IT system requirements

PUT TOGETHER A WORTHWHILE BUSINESS CASE

Describe the contents of a business case and the feasibility assessment

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I enjoyed every aspect of this training. It's an eye-opening course, especially the tools and techniques I can use to achieve BA goals. Keep up the good work!

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It is a hugely relevant course that will benefit me no-end, especially when practically applying the various concepts to make better communication and understanding possible.

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My biggest learning was how to use the various tools and techniques to do my job better.

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Being certification rich always feels great, but my eagerness to implement the learnings I made – and there were plenty of those – on to my current projects is the real benefit.

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The flexibility and conversation around topics was great, and formalising the entire business analysis process was a good AHA moment.

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Every moment was incredibly valuable to me, the course gave me a full understanding of what is expected of a business analyst and the correct tools to use as I go on my journey.

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Looking for Skills? We Got Skills!

The Foundation in Business Analysis modules cover every role aspect and essential technique you could ever need to do your best business analysis work.

THE RATIONALE FOR BUSINESS ANALYSIS

Origins and evolution of business analysis; scope of business analysis work; role and responsibilities of the business analyst

THE COMPETENCIES OF A BUSINESS ANALYST

Personal qualities, business knowledge, and professional techniques; development of business analysis competencies

FACILITATING BUSINESS STRATEGY ANALYSIS

Strategic context; definition of strategy; strategy development; external and internal environment analysis; SWOT analysis; executing strategy.

THE BUSINESS ANALYSIS PROCESS MODEL

An approach to problem-solving; stages of the business analysis process model; objective, procedure activities, and techniques for each stage.

INVESTIGATION The Current Situation

Interviewing, workshops; observation; scenarios and prototyping; quantitative investigation techniques; documenting the situation.

STAKEHOLDER ANALYSIS AND MANAGEMENT

Identifying and categorising stakeholders; analysing stakeholders; stakeholder management strategies; stakeholder perspectives; business activity models.

MODELLING Organisational BUSINESS PROCESSES

Functional and process views of the organisation; value propositions; as-is process models; improving business processes; to-be process models.

Analysing and DEFINING THE Business SOLUTION

Gap analysis; introduction to business architecture; definition of business architecture; business architecture techniques.

MAKING A BUSINESS, FINANCIAL and Technical CASE

Business case in the project lifecycle; identifying options; assessing feasibility; structure of a business case; investment appraisal techniques.

ESTABLISHING THE IT System REQUIREMENTS

Requirements engineering framework; actors in requirements engineering; requirements elicitation, requirements analysis; requirements validation.

DOCUMENTING AND MANAGING REQUIREMENTS

Structure and content of a requirements document; requirements catalogue; types of requirements; elements of requirements management.

MODELLING The IT SYstem REQUIREMENTS

Modelling system functions – use case diagrams; modelling system data – entity relationship diagrams and class models.

DELIVERING THE IT REQUIREMENTS

Delivering the solution; context for requirements; software development life-cycles – waterfall, V-model, incremental and iterative.

DELIVERING THE BUSINESS SOLUTION

Business analyst role in the business change lifecycle; design, implementation and realisation stages – IT, SARAH model; benefits plan.

ALL THE GUIDANCE YOU NEED:

Exclusive Access to Remarkable Materials, Key Learning Emails, And Our Community of Business Analysis Practitioners In Our Alumni Forums

When you join the Business Change family, you’re getting so much more than courses and exams. We’re passionate about helping you grow your business analyst career simpler and faster than ever before. This also means that we have some of the best business analysis learning material available and that our community of practitioners are ready to help you out whenever needed.

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Business Change Academy is Backed By International Accreditation And 20+ Years Experience Delivering The Most Popular Business Analysis Qualifications In The World

When you attend the Foundation in Business Analysis, you’re not simply getting a training manual, you’re also getting peace of mind that your learning is being supported by a world renowned team, and leading to an internationally recognised qualification.

We've been around for a long time, and we've been at the fore-front of business analysis ever since we started. We're relentlessly improving our training experience, which means that the amazing Business Change Academy is only getting better.

meet Your FACILITATOR

For over 20 years, across 5 continents, and on 100+ projects Joe Newbert has helped individuals and organisations leverage the benefits of good practices in business analysis, solution delivery and change management.


A qualified trainer and coach, Joe was instrumental in the development of the IIBA® Business Analysis Competency Model and actively serves as Non-Executive Director on the IIBA-SA Strategy Board.

  • BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis
  • Author IIBA® Business Analysis Competency Model
  • Non-Executive Director IIBA-SA Strategy Board

Joe Newbert

Chief Training Officer

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Joe truly has a passion for people and what they need to be as a business analyst inside the organisation.

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Foundation in Business Analysis has received Industry Accreditation From The Essential Professional Associations

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We're so confident that you'll get everything you need in the Foundation in Business Analysis training course to pass the exam at the first attempt, that should you need another shot we'll give you the opportunity to re-attend the training free of charge when booking your exam resit—just bring your course materials along with you.

Frequently Asked Questions

Still have a question? These answers may help.

Why learn with the Business Change Academy?

We actively work at the forefront of the worldwide business analysis evolution, helping to craft modern industry standards and practices.

We are committed to creating long-lasting relationships with the delegates and companies we work with, and with supporting their training every step of the way.

Why choose the BCS Business Analysis programme?

Over 100,000 business analysis professionals worldwide are certified with BCS.

Your business analysis journey is as unique as you are, so rather than choose a 'one-size-fits-all' training programme, you can tailor a path that meets you where your career is at.

How is the course delivered?

All our courses are facilitated by recognised industry experts, each of whom have gained profound experience of business analysis.

Their knowledge, enthusiasm and interactive skills will ensure the success of your training.

What materials are provided?

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

Is this course accredited?

Yes, this course is accredited by the BCS and IIBA®.

Is this course aligned with the IIBA® BABOK®

Yes, this course is aligned to Version 3.0 of the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK® Guide).

Do I get a certificate at the end of the course?

Yes, you can get two.

Once you've attended the course, you'll receive an IIBA® endorsed certificate from the Business Change Academy.

And when you pass the BCS exam you'll receive a certificate for your international qualification.

Do I need IT skills to attend the course?

No, none of our courses require you to have IT skills.

Do I need to prepare for the course?

We recommend you do some pre-reading as this will help you to get the most out of the course.

We will send you the required material (including a case study) one week before the course start.

Is there an exam?

This course thoroughly prepares participants for the BCS Business Analysis Practice examination, which is an optional exam.

When do I take the exam?

You can sit the exam immediately after finishing the course, 

What format is the exam?

One hour ‘open book’ written exam, based on a business scenario. The pass mark is 50%.

When do I pay for the course?

Full payment is required at least 10 working days before the course start date. Please refer to our terms and conditions.

Can I cancel a booking?

Yes, you can cancel a booking but in order to do so without penalty, we require 10 working days notice. For more information on our cancellation policy, see our terms and conditions.

How Much Is Total Business Analysis Power Worth To You?

When you purchase Foundation in Business Analysis today, you’re getting the best technique-driven “no template” business analysis training course available, covering ALL the fundamental skills you need to build your Business Analyst career... Foundation in Business Analysis lets you break free of the business analyst stereotype and find more opportunity in your work.

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  • 3 days virtual training
  • BCS qualified trainer
  • BCS examination
  • 21 IIBA® PD hours
  • Training materials
  • Case study exercises
  • Key Learning emails
  • Alumni forum access
  • Our famous goody bag

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