When I “price” a project, the last thing I want to do is inform the customer that we need additional money to deliver the same scope. It somehow defies logic to pay additional money before seeing any benefits from an initial investment. However, repeatedly this is what happens in information technology (IT) projects.
Analytical functionality integrated with existing and deployed business applications such as Enterprise Resource Planning or Customer Relationship Management applications is referred to as Embedded Analytics or Embedded Business Intelligence (BI).
- Tier 1: Business Metrics – Are we contributing to profitable revenue growth?
- Tier 2: User Productivity — Are we impacting the user productivity?
- Tier 3: IT Productivity — Are we more efficient in our IT operations?
In this post, I want to expand on what I mean by user productivity. Continue reading “BI & Analytics Tier 2 Performance User Productivity”
Today, Federico Bellani released his research on the Adoption and evolution of agile method practices. The research is an extensive litature review supported by survey results from 194 worldwide participants and extensive survey analysis. Some of his findings on agile practices fall inline with the results from the VersionOne annual survey on the state of agile. Specifically, Continue reading “Federico Bellani on “Adoption and evolution of agile practices over time””