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Business Intelligence Functional Approach Chris Frederick University of Notre Dame
Traditional BI: A pictorial summary 2
What you want 3 What you get
What happened? 4 Customer Unsatisfied Delivery late and incomplete Key issues: Insufficient collaboration Low accountability User doesn't know all the requirements up front Bad data No shared data definitions (lack of data governance) Overly Complex and hard to maintain Tools are too difficult
Waterfall didn’t work 5
Be Agile 6 A scrum board
Are we getting the right information into peoples hands? 7 Write user “stories” that deliver business value.
Three days later… 8
Priorities change 9 Original User Story Actual Report
Breakthrough: In-Memory BI 10 Advantages Mash-up data from disparate sources Column oriented databases; can easily fit 10s of millions of rows of data into memory. Reduces need to optimize database Quickly create rich interactive dashboards Disadvantages Security needs to be the first and foremost concern when deploying In-memory tools. Usually requires 64-bit architecture Watch out for “spread marts” The measure of its usefulness involves how easily and quickly you can ask, refine, and reframe questions of the data.
“Hot” In-Memory BI tools 11 Microsoft PowerPivot for Excel
Work with partners who are “shovel ready” 12 Highly motivated Available - can commit people resources Well understood business problem
co-locate (get out of the server room!) 13 Daily Stand ups are the best!
Schedule Live BI Demos 14 The product owner gives the demo. IT does not give the demo. Invite a broad range of campus BI users. About two demos per project feels about right.