Business Data Analytics

Aligns with IIBA CBDA Certification

The role of the business analyst is continually advancing and as business analysts gain more knowledge and experience in digital transformation, additional training is required to keep the more advanced business analyst on their career path as leaders’ consultants, and teachers in their profession. Advancing business analysis capabilities in business data analytics is about enhancing and developing the strategic and problem-solving abilities to help navigate through changing economic environments and produce successful business solutions and successful careers.

The purpose of the course is to introduce and provide the basis for learning, understanding, and developing competencies in Business Data Analytics.  In this course you will learn the fundamentals of business data analytics as well as gain the knowledge to prepare for the Certification in Business Data Analytics (IIBA®- CBDA). This course aligns to the IIBA ® Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK ®) Version 3, Certification in Business Data Analytics Handbook the IIBA ® Guide to Pursuing the IIBA®-CBDA. 

3 days/24 hours of instruction
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Part 1: Introduction to Business Data Analytics – Practitioner View

·        What is Business Data Analytics?

·        Business Data Analytics as a Movement

·        Business Data Analytics as a Capability

·        Business Data Analytica as a Data-centric Activity Set

·        Business Data Analytics as a Decision-Making Paradigm

·        Business Data Analytics as a Set of Practices and Technologies

·        Business Data Analytics Objectives

·        Business Analysis and Business Data Analytics

·        Why Data Analytics Matter

·        Understanding Data Analytics

·        Data Analytics Illustrations

·        Module Exercise

Part 2: Business Data Analytics Domain and Tasks

·        Identify the Research Question

·        Define Business Problem or Opportunity

·        Assess Current State

·        Define Future State

·        Formulate Research Question

·        Plan Business Data Analytics Approach

·        Section Exercise/Discussion

·        Source Data

·        Plan Data Collection

·        Determine the Data Sets

·        Collect Data

·        Validate Data

·        Section Exercise/Discussion

·        Analyze Data

·        Develop Analysis Plan

·        Prepare Data

·        Explore Data

·        Perform Data Analysis

·        Assess the Analytics and System Approach Taken

·        Section Exercise/Discussion

·        Interpret and Report Results

·        Identify and Understand the Stakeholders

·        Plan Stakeholder Communication

·        Determine Communication Needs of Stakeholders

·        Derive Insights from Data

·        Document and Communicate Finds from Completed Analysis

·        Section Exercise

·        Use Results to Influence Business Decision – Making

·        Recommend Action

·        Develop Implementation Plan

·        Manage Change

·        Section Exercise

Business Data Analytics – Organizational View

Part 3: The Business Data Analytics Cycle

·        What is the Business Data Analytics Cycle?

·        The scientific method paired to the BDA Cycle

·        Why this cycle is important?

·        Examples of Business Data Analytics Cycle

·        Module Exercise/Discussions/Exercise

Part 4: Team Structure and required Skills

·        Team structures that are best for BDA

·        Roles and skills that are best for BDA

·        Module Exercise/Discussions/Reviews

Part 5: Strategy for Business Data Analytics

·        Building a Business Data Analytics Team

·        Establishing Best Practices

·        Curating Data

·        Performing Data Management Functions

·        Developing a Data Strategy

·     Business Strategy Supporting Data Strategy

·     The Data Strategy

·      Components of a Data Strategy

·        Challenges for Business Data Analytics

·        Techniques

·        Module Exercise/Discussions/Reviews

Part 6: Course Simulated Practice Exam


Business analysts who have the International Institute for Business Analysis CCBA® or CBAP® certifications, Project Management Institute PMI-PBA ® certification, or have taken other fundamental business analysis training combined with over 3 years of experience. Familiarity of business analysis terminology and techniques, as described in the BABOK®, is required.

  • Improve leadership skills by examining business data analytics leadership from many perspectives and the many factors that can affect how they lead business in digital-driven decision making. 
  • Build up courage and confidence addressing the fear of uncertainty of data and information by knowing how to confront and handle change in a digital transformation initiative. 
  • Think more strategically by knowing how to collaborate with tactical, operational, and strategic decision-makers and strengthen relationships with executive-level management, vendors, enterprise architects, and government entities. 
  • Gain a better understanding of strategic roles that can be a career move into Business Data Analytics 
  • Effectively evaluate business data analytics life cycle variables that represent the research aspects of business data analytics.
  • Adapt to the ever-changing and challenging business environment so that decision-makers can make faster and more actionable decisions. 
  • Improve their ability to see value from using different analytical approaches to solve problems and create solutions.  

  • 75 Multiple Choice Questions to be completed in 2 hours.

Business Data Analytics Schedule

There are currently no scheduled classes for this course. Please contact us if you would like more information or to schedule this course for you or your company.

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