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Prioritization of Business Intelligence Projects

It is often difficult to provide a positive business case for business intelligence initiatives and often the projects must be prioritized through strategic initiatives. Here are some hints to increase the benefits for a BI project.

  • As described by Kimball you must determine the tangible benefits such as eliminated cost of producing legacy reports.
  • Enforce access to data for the entire organization. In this way even a small benefit, such as a few minutes saved, makes a difference when multiplied by the number of employees in the entire organization.
  • As described by Ross, Weil & Roberson for Enterprise Architecture, consider letting the BI project be driven by other business initiatives with excellent business cases. To support this approach, the organization must have enterprise architects who can identify suitable business projects.

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