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Exam Business Intelligence TrainingHere are the questions for our Business Intelligence training course exam. For each answer that is taken literally from the book, points will be deducted.

Questions to practice the BI exam

  1. Describe, in your own words, what Business Intelligence is (in essence, and from multiple perspectives)
  2. What can be seen as the most critical steps when there is a BI system in place?
  3. Describe, as accurately as possible, the relationship between BI and the optimization of a business process.
  4. Some see “one version of the truth” as impossible. Why is that, and what can we do to achieve it?
  5. What is the relationship between critical success factors and key performance indicators?
  6. Why is it often so difficult to make a business case for BI?
  7. Describe, in your own words, the relationship between Business Intelligence Management and other modules within the curriculum
  8. What are the benefits when different disciplines related to BI (knowledge management, strategic management, etc.) coincide at the highest ambition level of BI? And what may happen when they do not coincide? Give a least one example.
  9. A banking organization wants to be best-in-class. It is their mission to serve customers with high-quality and innovative services and products. Try to draw a rough model with strategies, critical success factors, and key performance indicators. Use your imagination.
  10. Describe why it’s important to focus on behavior when it comes to BI implementation.
  11. Why can BI flatten organizations?
  12. Describe the four methods to define key performance indicators and describe their relationship.
  13. Describe the link between HRM and BI in detail.
  14. Why is good system performance important for Business Intelligence systems?
  15. Why is visualization key in presenting information? And what can one do to prevent users staying biased?
  16. Being adaptable is necessary when…. ?
  17. Why does there have to be a balance between the degree of sensitivity and adaptability?
  18. Turning over the organization can make it more adaptable and flexible. Describe here the concepts and technologies that should be used, and for what reason.
  19. What is the most important cause of organizations still not being flexible and adaptable?
  20. Describe at least two concepts regarding the social infrastructure of the intelligent organization to make the people at the lowest level of the organization more efficient and effective.
  21. Describe the main elements of the architecture of the intelligent organization, and link them to the different processes of the BI cycles.
  22. Give at least three reasons why one should build a data warehouse.
  23. Data Quality issues often arise when implementing a BI system. Explain why.
  24. Why is it important to have a portal with access to information and applications?
  25. What type of Business Intelligence tools are used for what purpose, in relation to the decision making cycle of Simon?
  26. Why is mutual trust and data quality key when one wants to set up BI for the supply chain?
  27. Explain, in your own words, why it is that the success rate of BI projects is very low.
  28. Building BI systems with only the (incremental) prototyping method is a good idea. Do you agree or disagree? Explain why.
  29. Why do you need a sponsor on a very high level in the organization in your BI projects?
  30. Explain why there must be balance between the different dimensions of a BI roadmap?
  31. BI should be governed by the business and not by IT. Why is that?

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