Business Intelligence

Aligning Data Warehouse Requirements with Business Goals

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Executive Summary

According to the Gartner Group, over 70% of Business Intelligence (BI) projects fail. Among the reasons are the different languages employed by IT and business people and the necessity of a long-term BI plan describing the goals of the organization. In current practice, when building the Data Warehouse (DW), strategic plans are rarely considered. In this paper, the authors propose a method to align the business plan with DW requirements analysis. By aligning the DW, they validate the correctness of each decision makers' goals, ensure that their decisions and the DW contribute towards organization goals, and provide a long-term unified BI strategy.

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