Helping business make better decisions with their data: the BA and the BI Perspective

Leveraging techniques and knowledge areas on business intelligence projects; earn IIBA PDUs/CDUs towards certification The business analyst plays a key role in activities that elicit, document, analyze and model requirements as stated by business stakeholders into terms that IT solution providers can understand.  The same goes the other way.  A business analyst takes the statements of… Read More

Business analysis case study session: strategy analysis of South African Airways. Join the discussion June 22.

Responding to feedback in some of the LinkedIn groups about having more discussions about case studies, I have developed a case study that uses South African Airways (SAA) as the study source with the intent to generate some interaction, Q and A and discussions amongst business analysis peers. The purpose of the session is to take some of the business… Read More

Workshops: kingpins of engagement and learning

Workshops are fun.  They give me an opportunity to teach to amazing groups of people.  As they learn from me, I learn from them too.  It is a win-win situation. Workshops are a great mechanism to promote the collective sharing of information.  When everybody contributes to the discussion, it enriches the learning environment and contributes to our professional… Read More

Business Analysis Workshop Alert!

The CEO of Smoothcube, Sean Christopher is pleased to announce a workshop for business analysts as the company partners with the Ottawa-Outaouais chapter of the International Institute for Business Analysis and Carleton University’s Sprott School of Business to spend Saturday May 6, 2017 with colleagues to share knowledge about methods, models and techniques a business… Read More

It’s all about perspective! Workshop on BI for the BA May 6 in Ottawa

Smoothcube, in cooperation with the Ottawa-Outaouais chapter of the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBAOO), and Carleton University’s Sprott School of Business will be facilitating a workshop entitled “Business Intelligence for Business Analysts” Saturday May 6, 2017, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm at Carleton University. The workshop, facilitated by Smoothcube CEO Sean Christopher will… Read More

Jacking up Data – the Rig of Dimensional Date and Time Information

Most analytical environments use dates for registering when specific transactions have occurred in an OLTP system, such as when a sale has been made of a specific product from a certain category, when a customer has registered a complaint with a company help desk line, or when a user has sign up for a specific… Read More