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IBM Cognos BI: Manage Projects (V10.1) (B5132G)

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Introduction to Essentials for Managing BI Projects

  • Limitations with traditional reporting
  • The evolution of the BI market
  • The need for a BI enterprise solution
  • Success criteria for a BI enterprise solution
  • The appropriate approach for implementing a BI project
  • The IBM Cognos Solutions Implementation Methodology (IBM Cognos SIM)
  • The value of knowing business unit perspectives
  • Project roles and responsibilities
  • The importance of training

Analyze Data Requirements

  • How do organizations think dimensionally about their data
  • Dimensions, facts, and granularity
  • The function of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) in a business and with scorecards and other BI components
  • Common data sources, data architecture designs, and industry terminology
  • Dimensional modeling and conformed dimensions

Analyze User Requirements

  • Identify how to establish project goals and requirements
  • Use the interview process as a means to determine business and data requirements of users
  • Create a dimension map from KPIs
  • Discuss how to choose a business area to prototype
  • Enrich the basic dimension map

Analyze Reporting and Infrastructure Requirements

  • What is the difference between Reporting, Querying, Analysis, Scorecarding, and Event Management
  • How does the Analyze then Query approach provide the BI solution for an enterprise
  • Identify different categories of users
  • Identify the appropriate IBM Cognos product to meet requirements
  • Examine IBM Cognos 10 BI architecture and security

Design, Build, Deploy, and Operate

  • Considerations for designing and building BI applications
  • Testing and deploying BI applications
  • Operating and maintaining BI applications
  • Integrate BI with TM1