IBCS Workshop

Application of the SUCCESS Formula

Deepen your knowledge of the 98 conceptual, perceptual and semantic rules for creating reports and presentations more easily and understanding them better using numerous practical examples and exercises. Participants can then take an examination to become an IBCS® Certified Analyst.

  • Objective

    The objective of this workshop is to enable the participants to apply the rules of the IBCS SUCCESS formula to their own reports and presentations.

  • Prerequisites

    Participants in this seminar must have already attended the introductory IBCS® with SUCCESS seminar.

  • Package Price

    Participants booking the introductory IBCS® with SUCCESS seminar and the two-day IBCS® Workshop as a package will benefit from the reduced price of €2,690 plus VAT (instead of €3,035).


  • 9:00 am


    • Recapitulation of the one-day IBCS with SUCCESS seminar
    • Objective of this workshop and overview of the two days
  • 9:45 am

    Convey a Message (SAY)

    • Elaboration of rules for creating convincing storylines, using appropriate wording and for highlighting messages
    • Individual exercise on wording
  • 11:00 am

    Organize Content (STRUCTURE)

    • Elaboration of rules for homogeneous, non-overlapping and exhaustive structuring
    • Group exercise on improving a poorly structured text
  • 12:30 pm

    Lunch Break

    • 1:30 pm

      Choose Proper Visualization (EXPRESS)

      • Elaboration of rules for choosing appropriate chart and table types
      • Group exercise with case studies
    • 3:30 pm

      Avoid Clutter (SIMPLIFY)

      • Elaboration of rules for a cleaner layout
      • Individual exercises on removing clutter from charts and tables
    • 5:00 pm

      End of Day One

      • 9:00 am

        Increase Information Density (CONDENSE)

        • Elaboration of rules for adding data and visual elements to charts and tables and for adding objects to report pages and screens
        • Group exercise with case studies
      • 11:00 am

        Ensure Visual Integrity (CHECK)

        • Elaboration of rules for avoiding misconceptions, in particular as a result of incorrect scaling
        • Discussion on proper scaling for typical practical challenges
      • 11:45 am

        Apply Semantic Notation (UNIFY)

        • Elaboration of rules for consistent semantic notation
        • Necessity for and content of a corporate notation manual
      • 12:30 pm

        Lunch Break

        • 1:30 pm

          Case Studies

          • Group exercises: Designing report pages to convey given messages
          • Presentation of the results
        • 3:30 pm

          Implementing the IBCS® Standards in a Company

          • Discussion of the challenges of implementing IBCS®
          • Elaboration of the benefits of a consistent report notation
        • 5:00 pm

          End of the Workshop