Business Intelligence Competency Centers: A Team Approach to by Gloria Miller, Dagmar Brautigam, Stefanie V. Gerlach

By Gloria Miller, Dagmar Brautigam, Stefanie V. Gerlach

Rework information into motion for aggressive advantage"The wisdom resources of a firm have gotten more and more very important for aggressive virtue, and for that reason, the best way wisdom is created, renewed, and communicated is necessary. This booklet offers useful insights into how this can be accomplished during the institution of a company Intelligence Competency Centre and is a helpful learn for 'information professionals.'"--Bill Sturman, info structure venture supervisor The Open college, United Kingdom"BI is greater than know-how and initiatives. BI needs to reside within the organization--as a BICC. This publication is helping to make BI tangible and comprehensible, bringing it to life."--Miriam Eisenmann, undertaking supervisor (PMP) CSC Ploenzke AG, Germany"This booklet is a must-read for making plans and imposing your BICC. it's a pragmatic advisor that addresses much, if now not all, of the questions you can be asking of yourself. do not fail to see getting a head commence from the folk who idea this via from begin to end . . . Pray your opponents do not get carry of this book!"--Claudia Imhoff, President clever recommendations, Inc., USA"Creating a BICC forces the association to target the significance of centralizing the collection, studying, and interpreting of knowledge to create company insight."--Anne Ulyate, team supervisor company Intelligence Mutual & Federal, South Africa"BI is a hugely obvious aspect within the 'business price' pattern for IT investments. tasks, equivalent to competency facilities, may still empower consumer organisations to force much more worth out in their BI investments."--Marianne Kolding, Director, ecu ServicesIDC, uk

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This patchwork requires costly integration efforts. The BICC is an ideal instrument to oversee all BI-related initiatives at the enterprise level and can guard against this scenario. The BICC should be involved in defining the overall BI strategy so that the approach to BI shifts increasingly from tactical to strategic. It should evaluate which tools and technologies are fit for the purposes of the organization and drive standardization efforts that meets the needs of the business. Reduce Overall Risk of Implementation Projects and Project Realization.

1 13 Integrate Essential BI Competencies Integrate Essential BI Competencies and Skills with a BICC Business Skills • Link to business strategy • Define priorities • Lead organizational and process change • Define BI vision • Control funding • Manage programs • Establish standards BICC • Develop user skills • Technology blueprint • Develop business rules • Methodology leadership • Identify data • Adaptable infrastructure • Extract data IT Analytic Skills Skills • Discover and explore • Data quality Business Needs Organization and processes Tools and applications Data integration and management Source: Bill Hostmann, ‘How to Organise for Success in BI,’ Gartner Business Intelligence Summit, London, January 2005, 6.

Of equal importance is the consistency of definitions, processes, and methodologies to ensure smooth project implementations and repeatability. Support Business Users in Fully Understanding Data and Acting Properly on Analyses. In many cases, business users need help with understanding what data are available to them for analysis, with recognizing which techniques to use for the analysis, or with understanding and acting properly on the information they are getting. An important part of the BICC’s work is to provide BI training and coaching to business users to make sure they use BI technology effectively and efficiently.

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