Business Intelligence Business Analyst (Biba)
Pbt Group
Johannesburg, Gauteng
5d ago
source : findojobs-za

PBT Group has an opportunity for a Business Intelligence Business Analyst (BIBA). A BI Business Analyst or BIBA has a crucially important role to play, in bridging any gaps between business and IT, to understand how data-driven changes to process, products, services, software and hardware can improve efficiencies and add value for clients.

The Business Intelligence Business Analyst (BIBA) primarily serves as liaison between the end users and BI project team and gathers business requirements.

The BIBA is an expert in understanding business objectives, questions, and problems, and at obtaining and presenting data to address the issues.

The analyst understands the tools and techniques used to create data results that range from basic queries through multidimensional analyses and data mining, forming new relations and derivations as necessary, and extracting the maximum amount of valid information content from the data.

Extensive insight into the business and the data are essential.The BIBA participates in design of data marts to provide the optimal balance of data availability, format, flexibility, and performance.

The BIBA is involved in the end-to-end Data Product Lifecyle, including requirement definition, data analysis, data modelling.

Duties : Requirements definition phase : Interview end users to determine requirements for data, reports, analyses, metadata, training, service levels, data quality, and performanceHelp identify and assess potential data sourcesValidate that BI meets requirements and service level agreementsCoordinate prototype reviewsGather prototype feedbackDocument requirements in relevant formats : Data Warehouse content requirementsData Mart requirementsInformation output requirementsInformation exploitation tool functional requirementsData Profiling, Feasibility and Scope Definition Phase : Analyse business information requirementsRecommend appropriate scope of requirements and prioritiesWork with production data to validate business requirementsMap business needs / requirements to subject area model and to logical enterprise modelDiscover dimension hierarchiesValidate hierarchies with production dataDefine business rules for state detectionDesign Phase : Work with architects to translate requirements into technical specificationsDiscover business transformation rulesWork with production data to design access structuresClassify business users by typeDevelop security rules / standardsCreate state transformation modelsDevelopment Phase : On-hand support to development team to accurately interpret requirements and translate into a quality solution.

Testing Phase : Plan acceptance test (functional and data integrity)Execute acceptance test plan internallyFacilitate user acceptance testingChange Management and Deployment : Educate users on warehousing capabilitiesDesign training infrastructureDefine and get agreement with business users on service-level agreementsDevelop training materialsWrite users'' guideTrain BI usersAssist with definition of support planInterface with process teams regarding business process reengineeringAssist users in finding the right informationSkills and Experience Required : At least 3 / 5 years experience with a proven track record of delivering Data & Analytics projects through facilitating the Data / Analytics Development Lifecycle.

General BA competenciesBusiness analysis planning and monitoringRequirements elicitationRequirements management and communicationBusiness architecture analysisRequirements analysisSolution assessment and validationBA tools and techniquesAcceptance and Evaluation Criteria DefinitionBenchmarkingBrainstormingBusiness Rules AnalysisData Dictionary and GlossaryData Flow DiagramsData ModelingDecision AnalysisDocument AnalysisFocus GroupsInterviewsMetrics and Key Performance IndicatorsNon-functional Requirements AnalysisObservationOrganization ModelingProblem TrackingProcess ModelingPrototypingRequirements WorkshopsRisk AnalysisScenarios and Use CasesStructured WalkthroughPersonal skills : Strong communication skills.

Good writing skills.Must be able to pay attention to detail.Work independently.Must be a team player.Work on more than one project at a time.

Strong leadership and people skills (will be required to work closely with all Data & Analytics Guilds and with business users)BI Project related skills : Apply BIBA methodology in agile environmentsStrong SQL skillsSome systems analysis (source-to-target mappings, data profiling)Deep knowledge of modern data platformsGood general understanding of the relevant industry.

Substantial business analysis experience in a BI environment.A good understanding of business processes.Ability to assimilate and apply relevant business principles.

Be able to work within the framework of project methodologies and work independently on support and maintenance tasks.Required Qualifications / Certification : Ideally candidates should have an IT or business-related qualification.

FTI or similar BA qualification will be advantageous.

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