Last month, I urged you to pause briefly before charging forward on yourambitious data warehousing/business intelligence (DW/BI) project. You weresupposed to use this pause to answer a checklist of major environmentalquestions regarding business requirements, quality data and whether yourorganization is ready to attack the hard issues of integration, compliance andsecurity.

While answering the questions, I hope you talked to all your business-userclients and bosses who may have a stake or a responsibility in the DW/BI system.Before the memory of these conversations fades away, I suggest you make athorough list of all the promises you made as you were selling the concept ofthe DW/BI system. It wouldn’t surprise me if you said, “Yes, we’ll:”

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