The focus of business intelligence is the transformation of data into value-added information: where to source it, how to integrate it, and how to enhance and deliver it as analytic insight to support business decision making.
In this hands-on Business Intelligence Implementation course you will learn to implement a BI program that results in better business decisions and increased success in achieving goals. You will learn how to identify the maturity level of your BI solution, and articulate critical elements of your solution to maximise your organization’s business opportunities. The facilitator will work with you through a case study in this hands-on training and you will be able to re-apply the template as soon as you’re back at work.
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14 - 15 Sep
2:00 PM - 9:30 PM BST
Herndon, VA / Online (AnyWare)
Herndon, VA / Online (AnyWare)
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Business Intelligence Implementation Course Information
Who would benefit most from this course?
This course has been targeted to the Business Analysis community. BI Administrators, Developers, Analysts, Scientists, and End Users can find additional BI training opportunities here.
Does this course address Big Data and Data Analytics?
Learning Tree offers training more focused training on those topics here.
This course has been designed to focus on Preparing a Business Intelligence Initiative, and assumes the audience has come to the training with solid Business Analysis experience. The training will not address fundamental business analysis best practises. If you would like to gain that knowledge first, please consider a foundational course here.
You will be asked to spend a few minutes reviewing the case study before the first day of class.
Business Intelligence Implementation Course Outline
Business Intelligence Basics
What Is Business Intelligence?
What Business Value Does BI Deliver?
BI Problems: Then and Now
Components of a BI Solution
BI Terminology: OLTP and OLAP
BI Terminology: Dashboards and Scorecards
BI Terminology: Extract, Transform, Load and Reporting Tools
Business Intelligence Initiative Roadmap
The BA Process in Business Intelligence Initiatives
How the Business Analyst Delivers Business Value
Building Your BI Strategy
Business Intelligence Meta Model (BIMM)
Why a Business Intelligence Meta Model?
The BIMM as a Brainstorming Tool
Other Brainstorming Tools
Elements of the Business Intelligence Meta Model
Outcomes and Insights
Information and Structure
Strategic and Tactical Prioritisation
2 x 2 Matrix
Characteristics of Well-Formed Outcomes: SAVED
Example: A Poorly Formed Outcome
IIBA Requirement Definitions
Example: Business Requirement
Evaluating Readiness for Business Intelligence
Assessing Project Feasibility
Introducing Your Planning Spreadsheet
Every Business Has a BI System or Solution
Three Skill Sets Needed For Business Intelligence
Business Intelligence Maturity Levels
Level 1: Informal
Level 2: Defined
Level 3: Managed
Level 4: Controlled
Level 5: Optimised
Driving the BI Initiative Forwards
What Are Business Drivers?
Evaluating Your Maturity Level
Business Intelligence Technologies
Example: Enabling Technologies for BI
Identifying Enterprise Systems and Data
How Is Enterprise Data Stored?
Understanding Your Data
Structured and Unstructured Data
Other Definitions of Data Governance
Data Governance Framework
Areas of Focus
Who Manages Data Governance?
Dealing With Data
Top-Down Data Analysis
Enterprise Information Architecture
Designing Standardised Business Metadata
Bottom-Up Source Data Analysis
Source Data Selection
Data Selection Issues
Extract, Transform, and Load (ETL)
Specifying ETL Rules
Moving Data to a Data Warehouse
Developing the Data Warehouse
OLTP vs. OLAP
Value of OLAP
Organising a Business Intelligence Competency Centre
Six Challenges of Business Intelligence
The Value of the BICC
How the BICC Addresses the Six Challenges of BI
Supporting Business Strategy
Sharing Knowledge Throughout the Organisation
Benefits and Disadvantages of the BICC
What Is the BICC?
Why Is a BICC Important?
The Goal of a BICC: Information Democracy
How Is a BICC Established?
Change Management and Transition Requirements
Functional Areas in the BICC
Job Roles in the BICC
Organising the BICC
Solving Business Problems With BI
Overview of BI Tools
Reporting on BI Data
KPIs and BI Tools
Capstone Activity: Using BI to Solve Problems
Business Intelligence Implementation Training FAQs
What is the role of the Business Analyst in a Business Intelligence Initiative?
The Business Analyst can offer significant value to the development of a BI solution. The Business Analyst should be equipped with the skills to align data, business objectives, and technology to deliver actionable information needed by the organisation to inform decision-making. The Business Analyst may be responsible for some or all aspects within the BI lifecycle.
Can I learn to implement a Business Intelligence Solution online?
Yes! We know your busy work schedule may prevent you from getting to one of our classrooms which is why we offer convenient online training to meet your needs wherever you want, including online training.