For the first 3 quarters of my career I didn’t pay attention to Online Analytical Processing (OLAP) technology, everything I did was with relational structures because everything I did was for users who wanted reports handed to them. In the last few years that has changed for me in the regard that users [...]
If you had to build your BI Dream Team, who would be the players? Your first instinct might be to go the ultra-experienced route, filling the team with seasoned veterans bringing their wealth of knowledge to the company and letting them drive to the BI Promised Land. To be honest, that was my thought… bring [...]
Developing Change Management for BI
One of the things I struggle with is change management for business intelligence. One of the toughest things to explain to non-BI people, whether they are in QA/QC or general IT areas is that BI is not a transactional system or IT application, so traditional change management process doesn’t really [...]
Ideas Worth Spreading
I had an epiphany of sorts lately after viewing the following video from TED. Simon Sinek gave a talk about how great leaders inspire action and gave three powerful examples. Like most thing I hear I asked myself “How does this apply to BI?” and for me it turned on a [...]
In my last blog post I talked about user adoption and some of the hurdles that you may face. This time, I want to talk about one of the tried and true methods to user adoption that I have used in the past.
A Voice on the Battle Field
I’ve often told co-workers that we [...]
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