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How to Implement Lean BI

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Variation in BI is caused by a lack of standardization in processes, design, procedures, development and practices. Variation is introduced when work is initiated and implemented both inside and outside of the BI group. It causes waste in a number of ways including the added time to reverse engineer what others have developed, recovering ETL jobs caused by maintenance overlap, the extra time searching for scripts and reports, and the duplication of development caused by two developers working on the same file. Examples of variation that cause waste include:

  • Different definitions for the same element.
  • Data formatting differences.
  • Different business rules across applications.
  • Reports named differently in the BI portal.
  • Scripts saved in different locations.

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Comments (1)
Great Article and insights, Another way to keep it lean could be to provide self service capabilities to users in an user friendly interface for adhoc needs
Posted by Sirisha c | Thursday, January 23 2014 at 4:44PM ET
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