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Business and IT Alignment for BI - Fact or Fiction?


My friend and highly respected colleague, Wayne Eckerson from TDWI, posted a great article called “Purple BI People.” In the article, he described some of the best practices for business and IT alignment, and cross-functional skills sets needed for successful and effective BI professionals.

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Comments (19)
Your final 2 bullet points are music to my ears. We developed a healthcare BI tool, SmartCare, built exactly this way. A series of issue-oriented screens that serve as report and ad-hoc query templates that enable the business users to do it themselves. We also created our own decision-support data warehouse, complete with data dictionary, etc. to make it easier for IT to do the ETL and data mart builds.
Posted by Lawrence B | Wednesday, May 19 2010 at 2:25PM ET
I don't actually think your last 2 points are radical suggestions at all. I've long held these views, and practiced them.

Like you said, it's harder said than done, and doesn't always work flawlessly - but it does work.


Posted by Michael G | Wednesday, May 19 2010 at 8:51PM ET
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