This is the third post in my series (“four ways to change our approach to BI development”) on changing our approach to BI development. In order to break the BI backlog, move towards more pervasive BI and increase the BI business ROI, an enterprise needs to make fundamental changes to their BI efforts. These changes are interrelated and necessary for success.
For an enterprise to truly experience a BI breakout, here are four of the things we should do differently:
I’ll discuss the third one below, and the final one in an upcoming blog post.
One of the hot topics regarding IT project methodology is agile development. This type of methodology better supports the incremental and iterative development approach that has been so successful with BI programs rather than the “Big Bang” approach that enterprises often try using their systems development lifecycle (SDLC). Although I would love to recommend a pure agile methodology, unfortunately too often that scenario has led to development chaos and anarchy.
The best approach would be a BI Hybrid Project Methodology:
Check back in a couple of days for #4, “IT needs to concentrate on creating an information backbone.”