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ICT 705 Gathering Requirements for BI Projects

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Course Description

This course will introduce students to the tools, techniques and best practices that are used to define and manage business requirements for Business Intelligence projects.


Course Details

Defining business requirements for IT projects can be a challenging process under ideal conditions. The scope of requirements for Business Intelligence (BI) projects can range from enterprise wide strategic programs, to addressing specific reporting needs for a small subset of users in a single department.

Whether the business analysis is on a wider or more narrowly scoped BI project, there are additional considerations to deal with the additional complexity found in data driven projects, broad range of stakeholders and constantly changing reporting requirements.

This course is designed for those who want to be able to efficiently and effectively define BI requirements that can be used for all projects in organizations of any size. This course assumes you are already familiar with basic BI concepts.


Prerequisites

  • This course does not have prerequisites, students must however meet the recommendations and requirements in the Notes section along with any proficiencies identified below.

Delivery

Courses are instructor-led, face-to-face and may be delivered in three formats:

  • In Class - all classes are taught in a computer lab.
  • Online - all classes are taught synchronously in real-time.
  • Blended - delivery is both in a computer lab and synchronously online, alternating weekly.

It is the students responsibility to carefully read the course section content below to know which delivery options are available for the course they are registering into.

Registration

  • Registrations within 24 hours of course start time must be made by phone (403-220-2988).

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Course Content

Course Level Learning Outcomes

  • Communicate an understanding of the basic concepts
  • Identify each requirement category and its use
  • Create a data model at two levels, conceptual and logical

Topics of Instruction

  • Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing Concepts
  • Tools & techniques to collect requirements for BI Projects
  • Mapping objectives, goals and strategies to a business requirement
  • Categorizing of requirements for BI Projects
  • Data Modeling, data analysis, measures, KPI’s and metrics
  • Defining user report and UI requirements

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Notes

Recommendations and Requirements

Course Duration

Courses are 30 hours and are scheduled to be completed in either 5 weeks or 10 weeks. Generally, 5 week courses have two classes per week, and 10 week courses have one class per week.

Delivery Formats

Courses may be delivered in class, online, or blended (both in class and online). All delivery formats will use Desire2Learn (D2L) and Adobe Connect Meeting (ACM) tools to varying degrees and it is the students responsibility to ensure they are comfortable with these tools prior to the start of the first class.

Students are encouraged to read Student Online Learning Resources to determine the delivery format that will best meet their learning needs.

  • Students familiar with D2L and ACM from previous course work require no further introduction to these learning tools.
  • Students who register into an in class only course section and who are unfamiliar with D2L and ACM learning tools are recommended to take the necessary time to fully explore these learning tools prior to the start of class.
  • Students who register into an online or blended course section and who are unfamiliar with D2L and ACM learning tools are recommended to take BMC 352 Learning Online.

Required Tools

For online and blended delivery, students should have access to their own computer with required software, Internet connection, a headset with speakers and microphone, webcam, and a monitor large enough to display multiple applications (or the use of two monitors). Students should test their environment prior to the start of class to ensure everything is working properly.

Required Software

Textbooks

Attendance

It is strongly recommended that students attend every class. It is the responsibility of the student to communicate potential absenteeism to the instructor.

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Prerequisites

  • This course does not have prerequisites, students must however meet the recommendations and requirements in the Notes section along with any proficiencies identified below.

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Proficiencies

  • Students who register into an online or blended course section and who are unfamiliar with D2L and ACM learning tools are recommended to take BMC 352 Learning Online.
  • Students must be familiar with the personal computer, keyboard and mouse.
  • Students must have Microsoft Windows skills and knowledge, and be able to perform the following tasks:
    • start and run Windows
    • use the taskbar, Start button and Help feature
    • use Minimize, Maximize, Restore Down/Up and Close
    • use the left and right mouse buttons appropriately
    • understand file management techniques
    • navigate between files, folders, or drives.

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Applies Towards the Following Certificate(s)




Sections

  ICT 705 - 005 Gathering Requirements for BI Projects  
  Winter 2017   Status:  Available
 
Class:   Thu 6:00PM - 9:00PM
12 Jan 2017 to 16 Mar 2017
Number of Sessions: 10 Sessions
Hours: 30.00
Course Fees:   Flat Fee non-credit    $975.00
 
Campus: Main Campus
Delivery Options:  Class
Instructor(s): Doris Schupp
  Section Notes:  

COURSE SCHEDULE AND DELIVERY

This course has 10 classes scheduled once per week for 10 weeks. This course is delivered in an in class format. Classes are held in a classroom lab. Click the '10 Sessions' link above for details.

PREREQUISITES

There are no prerequisites for this course.

PROFICIENCIES

Students who are unfamiliar with D2L / ACM are recommended to take BMC 352 Learning Online.

TRANSFER AND WITHDRAWAL FEES

A $25 fee applies for course withdrawals and transfers. For our standard Refund, Withdrawal and Transfer Policy visit conted.ucalgary.ca/refund

  
 
  ICT 705 - 006 Business Requirements for BI Projects  
  Winter 2017   Status:  Available
 
Online:   Thu 6:00PM - 9:00PM
12 Jan 2017 to 16 Mar 2017
Number of Sessions: 10 Sessions
Hours: 30.00
Course Fees:   Flat Fee non-credit    $975.00
 
Delivery Options:  Online Synchronous
Instructor(s): Doris Schupp
  Section Notes:  

COURSE SCHEDULE AND DELIVERY

This course has 10 classes scheduled once per week for 10 weeks. This course is delivered in an online format. Classes are held online only synchronously in real time. Click the '10 Sessions' link above for details.

PREREQUISITES

There are no prerequisites for this course.

PROFICIENCIES

Students who are unfamiliar with D2L / ACM are recommended to take BMC 352 Learning Online.

TRANSFER AND WITHDRAWAL FEES

A $25 fee applies for course withdrawals and transfers. For our standard Refund, Withdrawal and Transfer Policy visit conted.ucalgary.ca/refund

  
 


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