On February 5th, Gartner released the Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence (BI) and Analytics Platforms. First, they have updated the name of the report to add analytics to the BI platforms report. Gartner explains,
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… Continue reading TDWI Reports On Agile BI/Analytic Facts And Recommendations
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.
Scrum is the most common agile method used in business intelligence BI and data warehousing projects according to David Stoddler at TDWI.
Source: Stoddler, David. Achieving Greater Agility with Business Intelligence. TDWI bet practices Report, TDWI Research, First Quarter 2013.
Aberdeen just released a study on Professional Services Automation. Managing changing customer expectations (57%), poor communication and understanding of customer expectations (23%), and inability to stick to project timelines (19%) were three of the top five challenges. These finding scream the message that agile project practices should become the new standard for managing client engagements.… Continue reading Should Agile Project Methodologies Be The New Standard?
The Association of Support Professionals published a new benchmark study for maintenance and professional services. The study is based upon a hundred public software and technology companies. ASPs findings were that post-sale services now contribute more total revenue than product and license sales for most high-end software companies. Specifically, In a typical company post-sale services… Continue reading Most Software Companies Depend Heavily on Their Services Revenue
In August 2012, Jurgen Appelo published a list of (Top 100 Agile Books (Edition 2012)) by using a qualitative (average ranking) and quantitative (average rating) rating system. His list reflects the most and the best ratings based on the time span, during which the books earned the ratings.