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.

Course Level Learning Outcomes

By completion of this course, successful students will be able to:

  • Communicate an understanding of the basic concepts of gathering requirements
  • 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, KPIs and metrics
  • Defining user report and UI requirements



  • A minimum of 6 months experience working in business intelligence
  • Familiarity with the roles, processes, techniques and technology related to business intelligence applications

Applies Towards the Following Program(s)

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Online Synchronous
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6:00PM to 9:00PM
Nov 12, 2024 to Dec 12, 2024
Schedule and Location
Delivery Options
Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $979.00
Reading List / Textbook

Title: BABOK Guide
Edition: V3
Authors: IIBA
Publisher: IIBA

Please note: ICT textbooks are not available through the University of Calgary bookstore.

Section Notes

Classes are held online in real time (Mountain Time) at the specified time and dates.

You will require access to a computer with an Internet connection, a headset with speakers and microphone, webcam, and a monitor large enough to display multiple applications (or the use of two monitors).

This course uses Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system, and Zoom web conferencing software. The instructor will post your course outline and other materials in D2L. For more information, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

Unless notified, all online courses are available at 9 am MT the day before the start date. Students registered on (or after) the start date will receive access within one day of registration.

Students unfamiliar with online learning are encouraged to take our free Digital Skills for Learning Online course.

Unless otherwise stated, notice of withdrawal or transfer from a course must be received at least seven calendar days prior to the start date of the course.

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