Establish the proper requirements, and you’re halfway to a successful BI project. But gathering and rationalizing those requirements demands a rigorous approach.
At the start of any new software project, you need to focus on formalizing the vision and gathering all relevant requirements. This goes double for business intelligence initiatives — mostly because one of the main reasons BI projects fail is due to poor requirements definition. What’s so special about gathering requirements for BI projects? Consider that reports, dashboards, and real-time notifications have little or no value unless they enable someone in the organization to make a better decision.
Author: Phil Rhodes