Growing Business Intelligence: An Agile Approach to by Larry Burns

By Larry Burns

How can we allow our enterprises to benefit from the usually major advantages of BI and analytics, whereas whilst minimizing the associated fee and threat of failure? during this ebook, i'm really not going to attempt to be prescriptive; I will not let you know precisely how you can construct your BI surroundings. as a substitute, i will specialize in a number of center rules that may enable you navigate the rocky shoals of BI structure and arrive at a vacation spot most fitted to your specific association. a few of these center ideas include:

  • Have an overarching method, plan, and roadmap
  • Recognize and leverage your current know-how investments
  • Support either info discovery and information reuse
  • Keep facts in movement, no longer at rest
  • Separate details supply from facts storage
  • Emphasize information transparency over information quality
  • Take an agile method of BI development.

This ebook will aid you effectively navigate either the jungle of BI know-how and the minefield of human nature. it is going to enable you create a BI structure and procedure that addresses the desires of all organizational stakeholders. it is going to assist you to maximize the worth of your BI investments. it is going to allow you to deal with the danger of disruptive know-how. and it'll assist you use agile methodologies to bring at the promise of BI and analytics fast, succinctly, and iteratively.

This e-book is set many stuff. yet largely, it really is approximately luck. The aim of any firm initiative is to be triumphant and to derive benefit--benefit that every one stakeholders can percentage in. i need you to achieve success. i need your company to achieve success. This booklet will exhibit you how.

This ebook is for a person who's at the moment or will sometime be engaged on a BI, analytics, or sizeable info venture, and for corporations that are looking to get the utmost volume of worth from either their facts and their BI expertise funding. This comprises all stakeholders within the BI effort--not simply the knowledge humans or the IT humans, but additionally the company stakeholders who've the accountability for the definition and use of information. There are six sections to this book:

  • In part I, what sort of backyard Do You Want?, we'll research the advantages and hazards of industrial Intelligence, making the primary aspect that BI is a company (not IT) strategy designed to regulate facts resources in pursuit of company objectives. we are going to convey how information, whilst safely controlled and used, could be a key enabler of various kinds of center company strategies. the aim of this part is that can assist you outline the actual benefit(s) you will have from BI.
  • In part II, development the Bones, we'll speak about the best way to layout and construct out the "hardscape" (infrastructure) of your BI surroundings. This degree of the method consists of leveraging present expertise investments and iteratively relocating towards your required objective nation BI structure.
  • In part III, From the floor Up, we discover the extra distinctive facets of imposing your BI operational surroundings.
  • In part IV, Weeds, Pests and Critters, we discuss the myriad of items that could get it wrong on a BI undertaking, and talk about methods of mitigating those dangers.
  • In part V, The Sustainable backyard, we discuss the right way to create a BI infrastructure that's effortless and cheap to take care of.
  • Finally, part VI offers a case examine illustrating the rules
    of this ebook, as utilized to a fictional production corporation (the Blue Moon
    Guitar Company). 

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