TDWI reports on agile BI/Analytic facts and recommendations

In January 2013, David Stodder from TDWI Research issued the report Achieving Greater Agility with Business Intelligence. The report was based upon the results from 408 survey respondents, interviews, vendor briefings, and other TDWI research reports.TDWI provides education and research in the business intelligence (BI) and data warehousing (DW) industry. The following are some data from the report. Continue reading “TDWI reports on agile BI/Analytic facts and recommendations”

SPI annouces service market is in good shape, agile drives smaller team size, and BI users show better results

On February 8, 2013, Service Performance Insight (SPI) released the 2013 Professional Services Maturity(tm) Benchmark.  The report analyzes data from 234 organizations and 55,000 consultants that participated in a 2013 survey, and comparative data from five years of past survey data.  SPI is a global research, consulting and training company.

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Three Tiers for Measuring Business Intelligence & Analytic Performance

As an Executive—or Manager—, I am tasked with translating strategic directions into an operational reality. The product is always designed, developed, delivered, and administered by my team and I just need to make it happen. Therefore, the key words in my job description are translate, act, and direct. Thus, to be successful, I need information and competent people. Believe or not, I always seem to have teams with competent people. I see it as part of my job to establish the processes so that people are able to deliver. Where there is usually a challenge is with translating the strategy into something actionable, and then having operational data to manage and monitor how well the daily operations are aligned with the strategy.

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