We have a Data Warehouse Program Plan that depicts our strategy of a top-down management approach in working several projects in parallel in developing the business intelligence solution. This means that we are visibly showing Dashboards, while building the Data Warehouse and Customizing the delivered metrics, and being Flexible to show report information on Dashboards with interim table solutions before the comprehensive modules are implemented in the Data Warehouse.
- Dashboards - Immediate showing of Current Information as soon as data is in the warehouse.
- Flexible Data Input – We build Dashboard information that is housed in custom tables in Data Warehouse with flexible input forms.
- Build Data Warehouse – This is standard Blackboard Business Analytics to build modules for Student, Finance, Financial Aid, HR, others.
Examples of Flexible Dashboard Features are Alumni information for Historical Census information that have been added by custom tables and visible through user interfaces.
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Where Can I Go For More Information
The University is moving towards building a more efficient, self-service environment which allows for flexibility and customization with regards to reporting. In order to fully understand and utilize all the great tools in iStrategy, faculty and staff will need to attend iStrategy training  sessions. The sessions have been developed to help users learn about the data definitions and all the available tools to create meaningful reports.
In partnership with each of the Schools, Divisions and Departments, dedicated training sessions covering the iStrategy suite will be offered. A combination of instructor-led courses and follow-up training activities will be leveraged to make certain that users have the knowledge and skills necessary to access and utilize the iStrategy tools. Training will be structured to maximize user involvement including hands-on activities as an essential part of the learning process, providing opportunities to interact and become comfortable with the new tools.