TDWI Checklist Reports provide an overview of success factors for a specific project in business intelligence, data warehousing, analytics, or a related data management discipline. Companies may use this overview to get organized before beginning a project or to identify goals and areas of improvement for current projects.
This TDWI Checklist discusses six strategic areas that organizations need to address to enable users to gain more value sooner from BI and analytics. The revolution in self-service BI and analytics is, of course, a major factor and is a trend unlikely to weaken. Thus, to realize value faster, organizations that have historically experienced centralized, IT-centric BI implementations must transition to environments that embrace increased use of self-service technologies. By addressing the issues described in these six strategies, organizations can avoid pitfalls that can slow progress toward meeting objectives with BI and analytics.