Business Intelligence Business Analyst (BIBA)

Business Intelligence Business Analyst (BIBA)

PBT Group | Johannesburg, GT, ZA

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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.



Requirement’s definition phase:

Interview end users to determine requirements for data, reports, analyses, metadata, training, service levels, data quality, and performance
Help identify and assess potential data sources
Validate that BI meets requirements and service level agreements
Coordinate prototype reviews
Gather prototype feedback
Document requirements in relevant formats:
Data Warehouse content requirements
Data Mart requirements
Information output requirements
Information exploitation tool – functional requirements

Data Profiling, Feasibility and Scope Definition Phase:

Analyse business information requirements
Recommend appropriate scope of requirements and priorities
Work with production data to validate business requirements
Map business needs/requirements to subject area model and to logical enterprise model
Discover dimension hierarchies
Validate hierarchies with production data
Define business rules for state detection

Design Phase:

Work with architects to translate requirements into technical specifications
Discover business transformation rules
Work with production data to design access structures
Classify business users by type
Develop security rules/standards
Create state transformation models

Development 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 internally
Facilitate user acceptance testing

Change Management and Deployment:

Educate users on warehousing capabilities
Design training infrastructure
Define and get agreement with business users on service-level agreements
Develop training materials
Write users' guide
Train BI users
Assist with definition of support plan
Interface with process teams regarding business process reengineering
Assist users in finding the right information

Skills 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 competencies

Business analysis planning and monitoring
Requirement’s elicitation
Requirements management and communication
Business architecture analysis
Requirement’s analysis
Solution assessment and validation

BA tools and techniques

Acceptance and Evaluation Criteria Definition
Business Rules Analysis
Data Dictionary and Glossary
Data Flow Diagrams
Data Modeling
Decision Analysis
Document Analysis
Focus Groups
Metrics and Key Performance Indicators
Non-functional Requirements Analysis
Organization Modeling
Problem Tracking
Process Modeling
Requirements Workshops
Risk Analysis
Scenarios and Use Cases
Structured Walkthrough

Personal 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 environments

Strong SQL skills
Some systems analysis (source-to-target mappings, data profiling)
Deep knowledge of modern data platforms
Good 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.