IIBA® Ottawa-Outaouais in collaboration with Chapter sponsor Smoothcube™ Analytics (Twitter: @smoothcube, Web: is pleased to host a full-day workshop on “Building a Data Model for a Business Intelligence Project” as part of the Chapter’s growing Skills™ Workshops and Masterclasses – a professional development series designed specifically for business analysts by business analysts.

Sponsored by Smoothcube™ Business Analytics Corporation

Facilitated by Jason Oliver, MBA, CBAP, CISSP, ITIL v3 Foundation

Sponsor contact: Sean D. Christopher, MBA
President and CEO, Smoothcube™
Certified Specialist in SQL Server Business Intelligence

Registration for the workshop is managed by the Ottawa-Outaouais chapter of the IIBA.

Overview & Purpose
Business intelligence (BI) provides management teams with data that allows them to make better decisions with actionable information intelligence.  Whether assessing changes to business operations or underpinning strategy development factual, well formatted data, business analysis plays a key role in the assessment and review of the strategic, process, data modelling, and transition requirements for any BI initiative.  The purpose of this workshop is to introduce key terms, methods, concepts, tools and techniques a business analyst can leverage while working on a BI project..

There are five (5) objectives that the workshop is designed to achieve, including:

  • Understand the difference between facts and data dimensions.
  • Learn about data profiles and how they are used to inform data insight activities that influence a data model’s design.
  • Develop a lexicon about business intelligence cubes, facts and dimensions.
  • Model logical data requirements using a multidimensional approach that feeds the physical BI development under the Unified Modelling Language (UML).
  • Understand when to leverage and how to take action with outside open data source information not found within an enterprise and how this information can augment existing enterprise facts.

Event Details
Saturday, January 20, 2018
Workshop doors open at 8:15 a.m.
Registration 8:15 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
Networking 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Morning Session 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Break 10:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
Lunch 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Afternoon Session 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Afternoon break 2:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Workshop close and prize draw at 4:30

Business Analysts at the novice to intermediate level

$83 for IIBA members | $110 for non-members

PDs and CDUs
The event is recognized for Professional Development hours (PD Hours) for the certification application, and Continuing Development Units (CDU) for recertification.

Cartier Place Suite Hotel
180 Cooper Street, Ottawa
Brittany 3 room

Access to the building
Access to the building is from Metcalfe Street, Albert Street, Queen Street or O’Connor Street

Indoor Parking is available for $13.00 per day.

Food provided?
Coffee and tea for morning and afternoon breaks. Regrettably no food will be provided due to catering restrictions and our desire to maintain the workshop’s price low. There are many restaurant and food options available nearby.

Other details
Note: attendees should avoid wearing strong perfumes/cologne as a courtesy to others who might have sensitivities.

About the presenter

Jason Oliver
Accomplished Business Analyst & IT Professional with over a decade of experience and demonstrated versatility on a wide array of business applications and system concepts. Predominantly involved in the infrastructure, communications, and health sectors. Skilled at technical and requirements documentation, reporting systems and dashboards, and online asset management. Thorough knowledge of SAP. Well versed in quality assurance and project management methodologies. Have a strong interest in data science / business analytics. Achieved EMCDSA certificate in Oct. 2017.

About the Chapter
The mission of the IIBA® Ottawa-Outaouais Chapter is to provide professional resources to the 200+ IIBA® members in the Ottawa-Outaouais area and to engage those working in professions related to the practice of Business Analysis. If you have any questions about attending IIBA O-O Chapter meetings, please email

About The Sponsor
Smoothcube™ Business Analytics is focused on the business relationship between stakeholders and solution providers through the application of business analysis methods, models and concepts using requirements management techniques in order for businesses to obtain value in the software solutions they depend on to run their business.

Not only is Smoothcube™ immersed in all things related to business analysis but it also provides knowledge transfer to other business analysts through its learning program using green technology such as online courses, paperless guides and electronic tools to keep its carbon footprint as low as possible.

Having a passion for learning, its mission is to cultivate a learning environment where all business analysts can come together to share knowledge, learn and seek our advice in an interactive environment.


Smoothcube™ has also authored a book on business intelligence for the business analyst and is available from BookBoon.


A full, two day course, providing 15 additional IIBA professional and continuing education credits is also available.


Learn more at our learning page at


Smoothcube is proud to present “Business Transformation and the new age of the Business Analyst”.

For enterprises all around the world, performing from 2018 and beyond will most likely involve some level of business modernization, from renewing information technology architecture to streamlining business processes with the ultimate goal of aligning people skills, technology, processes and information with strategic corporate business goals.

Learn more and register.








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