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Where is BI successful?

BI Basics Part 3: Where is BI successful?

The power of BI is that someone actually uses it. No matter how well constructed, your BI program cannot succeed if people do not take advantage of the information that BI yields.

Department Champions
A thriving BI program needs champions: people who can actively promote the program to raise awareness and stir excitement. Your BI champions encourage everyone to learn, participate and make use of BI information for daily decision making. People who participate in the BI program as it evolves provide critical feedback that enhances ongoing BI development, and ensures the relevancy of end results.

Federated BI Team
BI is not the purview of one group. Rather, success is forged by the Federated BI Team, which consists of people from across the organization who understand (are trained in) BI systems and processes. Your Federated BI Team has the capacity to identify knowledge-holders and bring them to the table, break down input and ideas, build user stories, prioritize requirements, and identify the specific objectives required to work toward each goal.

Let’s Recap

A healthy BI program needs champions who can help sustain interest and solicit input. A Federated BI Team ensures engagement and support across the company, including representatives from business and technical groups.

So where is BI successful? Answer: where people actively use BI information to support daily decision making and adjust company performance.

Got more questions? Try the BI Basics index, or share your questions in the comments.

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