Business Analysis Foundation

Leading to the Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB) Foundation Certificate in Business Analysis

This course covers the broad range of principles and techniques of Business
Analysis as mandated by the ISEB. The certificate is relevant to anyone requiring
an understanding of Business Analysis including business analysts, business
managers and their staff, business change managers, project managers, system

This qualification also provides a foundation for the range of specialist modular
certificates in the areas of Business Analysis, IS Consultancy and Business
Change. The follow-on from this course is the higher level ISEB Diploma in
Business Analysis.

Why Are Business Analysis Skills Key to IT?

Today, IT departments must be able to engage with the
business. Business analysts understand business problems and
opportunities and can recommend solutions and strategies.

Their role is key to defining the requirements of a project at its earliest
stages, as well as in planning, defining, and validating project and
scope. Whether or not the role of the BA / Internal IS Consultant
is explicitly defined, key team members must be versed in the
techniques and tools to successfully bring about change.

Business Analysts provide a solid foundation for delivering project
success by acting as a translator or liaison among stakeholders in
order to elicit, analyse, communicate and validate requirements for
changes to business processes, policies and information systems.

Course Objectives

This Foundation course is designed to ensure that candidates
understand the key principles and techniques of business analysis:

• The role and competencies of a business analyst
• Investigation and modelling techniques
• Strategic analysis
• Requirements engineering
• Business system and business process modelling
• Management of business change
• Stakeholder analysis

How Will the BA Foundation Certificate Help?

The Foundation Certificate in Business Analysis will help
participants to:

• Understand the roles and responsibilities of Business Analysts
• Be familiar with best practices in Business Analysis and
Requirements definition
• Attain new skills to successfully develop, manage, and communicate business requirements and be a productive and contributing member of the Organisational team

The certificate covers the broad range of principles and techniques
within the sphere of Business Analysis, and consists of 9 modules:

• What is Business Analysis
• Developing the Business Case
• Defining The Business Problem or Opportunity
• Modelling the Future State
• Root Causes of Problems
• Distilling the Requirements from Models
• Solution Vision and Scope
• Requirements Definition and Documentation