In my book, Measuring Business Intelligence Success, I created the TBIA Business Intelligence Capability Maturity Model (BI-CMM), which defines a comprehensive business intelligence (BI) audit program. The BI-CMM provides a blueprint for audits and includes:

In my first series of columns, I described measurement factors, i.e., KPIs, to be used in auditing the assets. In this series, I will define and describe all the parts of the BI asset base. There are currently some ambiguities within the industry related to these BI assets. However, for the first time, every BI component will be identified and described in sufficient detail to ensure a clear understanding of the place of that component in the BI asset structure.

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