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Working with organisations to improve their information systems
IS (Information Systems) Business Analysis is an advisory role that provides a critical layer of challenge and scrutiny for organisations who wish to deliver IS change successfully. IS Business Analysis enables organisations to “do the thing right.” The role embodies early and regular investigation and analysis that ensures the right IS solution is chosen to meet the required business need. Given the risk of solutions failing to meet organisational needs, it is crucial that IS Business Analysis is undertaken before projects are initiated. Pre-project analysis ensures that there is a thorough and shared understanding of the 'root cause' of any problem or opportunity being addressed, and that various options are considered and the most effective is chosen. Therefore, IS Business Analysis is a multi-faceted role and practitioners have the ability to investigate business situations, identify and evaluate options for improvement and define the features required by organisations. The main focus of the IS Business Analyst role is to model business processes and to facilitate, coordinate and document detailed business requirements regarding the business change agenda. IS Business Analysts will determine and present solutions of how information systems can be used to improve operational efficiency, and support acceptance testing to ensure that the proposed solution meets the defined requirements. IS Business Analysis provides a recognised career with professionals taking lead roles in successful change delivery in many organisations.
IS Business Analyst, IT Business Analyst, Business Systems Analyst, Requirements Analyst/Engineer, Business Process Analyst.
individual employers will set the selection criteria, but this is likely to include ‘A’ levels, a level 3 apprenticeship or other relevant qualifications and experience.
the IS Business Analyst will be able to undertake the following responsibilities in line with organisational procedures and where appropriate under supervision.
Further details are available in the occupational brief available from https://www.nsar.co.uk/digital-eqa/digital-apprenticeship-standards/
Level 2 English and Maths will need to be achieved, if not already held, prior to taking end-point assessment.
This apprenticeship is recognised for entry onto the BCS Register of IT Technicians confirming SFIA (Skills Framework for the Information Age) level 3 professional competence and those completing the apprenticeship are eligible to apply for registration.
The duration of this apprenticeship is typically 18 months.
This is a Level 4 apprenticeship.
This standard will be reviewed two years from the date of publication.
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