Leader: P O'Donnell
Caulfield Second semester 2005 (Evening)
Synopsis: This unit provides students with an understanding of the nature of OLAP-based systems. Topics include the definitions of on-line analytical processing (OLAP), business intelligence (BI) and executive information systems; initiating a BI project; eliciting information requirements (Critical Success Factor approach, Strategic Business Functions approach, the Balanced Scorecard approach); OLAP architecture; Data Management (including the relationship of the OLAP system to the data warehouse), BI development methodologies, BI design issues; Change management and organisational issues. Case studies and OLAP tools will also be used for practical work.
Assessment: Assignments: 50% + Formal Supervised Assessment: 50%
Contact Hours: 3 hours per week