Data Analysis and Design

Data analysis and design provides the foundation for delivering BI applications. Analysis concentrates on understanding business needs for data and information. Design translates business information needs into data structures that are adaptable, extensible, and sustainable. Core skills include needs analysis, metrics definition, and data modeling.

This BI discipline includes gathering accurate business requirements; designing business rules; analyzing and modeling data; dimensional modeling; key performance indicators (KPIs) and metrics; and testing and documentation.