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Business Intelligence fundamentals

4BIS 7 chapters 2 ECTS credits Level Intermediate


This course provides the fundamentals in Business Intelligence (BI) projects design. We define the BI, its goals, challenges and constraints.
The first part focuses on a rigorous project management method. It discusses, among other, analysis and clear definition of objectives as well as the establishment of a competency center.
Students will then implement a technical solution on a MS SQL Server environment. They study the process of Extract, Transform and Load (ETL), the creation of the data warehouse and the creation of dashboard and reports.

Learning path


  • Define BI
  • Apply a rigorous approach to achieve the objectives
  • Appreciate the quality of a BI system
  • Identify key stakeholders and their roles in the project
  • Describe the BI ecosystem and data's kinematic within the enterprise
  • Discover MS SQL Server BI tools

Course content

  • Introduction

    Course : 100 min - Labs : 50 min
  • BI Maturity Levels

    Course : 100 min - Labs : 80 min
  • Making the Business Case for BI

    Course : 90 min - Labs : 60 min
  • Articulating Clear Outcomes

    Course : 120 min - Labs : 60 min
  • Organizing a BI Competency Center

    Course : 90 min - Labs : 30 min
  • Building the Data Warehouse

    Course : 90 min - Labs : 240 min
  • Using BI Tools

    Course : 90 min - Labs : 240 min


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