01. April 2020 - 9:00
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Agile Data Warehouse Design with Lawrence Corr - London 2020, 1-3 April | Imparando Learning Centre | Wednesday, 01. April 2020

Collaborative BI Requirements Analysis & Dimensional Modeling Training
Join Lawrence Corr, author of the DW/BI bestseller "Agile Data Warehouse Design" for a three-day BEAM✲ workshop and data modelstorming masterclass covering the latest agile techniques for systematically gathering Business Intelligence (BI) requirements and designing effective DW/BI systems.
Discover how modelstorming (modeling + brainstorming) directly with business stakeholders overcomes the limitations of traditional BI requirements analysis and data modeling to create a shared data language across business and IT.
Over three days of engaging class room sessions, quizzes, games and team exercises, Lawrence will build on Kimball method, industry-standard dimensional modeling and go beyond the books to provide you with practical tools and techniques for BI data design.
Who Should Attend
Business and IT professionals who want to jointly develop better BI solutions faster.
Business analysts, scrum masters, data modelers/architects, DBAs and application developers new to DW/BI, will benefit from the solid grounding in dimensional modeling.
Experienced DW/BI practitioners will find the course updates their hard-earned industry knowledge with fresh ideas on agile modeling, data warehouse design patterns and business model alignment.

You will learn how to:

Model BI requirements with stakeholders using business-friendly tools and techniques

Rapidly translate BI data requirements into efficient, flexible data warehouse designs

Identify and solve common BI problems using dimensional design patterns

Plan, design and develop BI solutions incrementally with agility

Day 1: Modelstorming – Agile BI Requirements Gathering

Agile Dimensional Modeling Fundamentals

BI/DW design requirements, challenges and opportunities: the need for agility

Modeling for measurement: the case for dimensional modeling, star schemas, facts & dimensions

Modelstorming with BI stakeholders: the case for collaborative data modeling

Thinking dimensional using the 7Ws (who, what, when, where, how many, why & how)

Business Event Analysis and Modeling (BEAM✲): an agile approach to dimensional modeling

Dimensional Modelstorming Tools

Data Stories, Themes and BEAM✲ Tables: modeling detailed BI data requirements by example

Timelines: modeling process sequence measurement

Hierarchy Charts: modeling dimensional drill-downs and rollups

Change Stories: capturing historical data requirements (slowly changing dimension rules)

BEAM✲ Matrix: Storyboarding multiple business events planning and estimating for agile BI development

Business Model Canvas: aligning DW/BI design with business model definition, measurement and innovation

BEAM✲ (BI Model) Canvas: a systematic approach to BI & star schema design

Day 2: Agile Star Schema Design

Test-driven design: agile data profiling for validating and improving requirements models

Data warehouse reuse: identifying, defining and developing conformed dimensions and facts

Balancing ‘just enough design up front’ (JEDUF) and ‘just in time’ (JIT) data modeling

Designing flexible, high performance star schemas: maximising the benefits of surrogate keys

Refactoring star schemas: responding to change, dealing with data debt

Lean DW documentation: enhanced star schemas, Data Warehouse matrix

How Many: Designing facts, measures and KPIs

Fact table types: transactions, periodic snapshots, accumulating snapshots

Fact additivity: additive, semi-additive and non-additive measures

Day 3: Dimensional Design Patterns

Who & What patterns for modeling customers, employees, products and services

Large populations with rapidly changing dimensional attributes: mini-dimensions & customer facts

Customer segmentation: business to business (B2B), business to consumer (B2C) dimensions

Recursive customer relationships and organisation structures: variable-depth hierarchy maps

Current and historical reporting perspectives: hybrid slowly changing dimensions

Mixed business models: heterogeneous products/services, diverse attribution, ragged hierarchies

Product and service decomposition: component (bill of materials) and product unbundling analysis

When & Where patterns for modeling dates, times and locations

Flexible date handling, ad-hoc date ranges and year-to-date analysis

Modeling time quantitatively and qualitively as dimensions and facts

Multinational BI: national languages reporting, multiple currencies, time zones & national calendars

Understanding journeys and trajectories: modeling event sequences with multiple geographies

Why & How patterns for modeling cause and effect

Causal factors: trigging events, referrals, promotions, weather and exception reason dimensions

Fact specific dimensions: transaction and event status descriptions

Multi-valued dimensions: bridge tables, weighting factors, impact and 'correctly weighted' analysis

Behaviour Tagging: modeling causation and outcome, dimensional overloading, step dimensions

Attendees receive a course workbook, BEAM✲ agile dimensional modeling reference card, downloadable modelstorming templates plus paperback and ebook copies of Agile Data Warehouse Design (DecisionOne Press, 2011) by Lawrence Corr and Jim Stagnitto.
Lunch, teas and coffees will be provided each day

Booking AND Payment
Register above to pay online via credit card. Summary costs are shown inclusive of VAT. You will see the ex. VAT figures as you register and receive a UK VAT Invoice/Receipt.
To book and pay via bank transfer or company PO contact training@decisionone.co.uk or call +44 (0)7971 964794