Working Backwards in Business Intelligence

Most information systems are intended to accept, process, and provide information to either support a business process, or to provide information that people in the organization use to make decisions or to answer questions.  Business intelligence (or data warehouse)...

What is Up with Data Analysis?

I find myself running into a lot of business analysis professionals who say “I don’t do data analysis.  That’s the job of the data architect”.  My response…”What?!”  In a nutshell, a good business analysis professional understands the business and helps the business...

Yikes! What about the data?

Some people cannot understand why data requirements are important. There are a lot of Business Analysts who say they have never collected data requirements and do not understand why they should.  Here is one small example from my experience. I was doing some business...

Why Does a Business Analyst Need to Understand Data?

One of the unique aspects of the B2T Training Business Analyst curriculum is our focus on data requirements. Many of our customers initially tell us that their BAs don’t do data requirements. I think they are identifying and documenting data requirements without...

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