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BI Governance


Business Intelligence is not a one time project, rather it is a business principle, and a lifetime process. As the business evolves or changes, so too do the BI requirements.

To ensure that all BI initiatives fit together and conform to the same defintions and standards, A BI Governance framework is essential.

Business Intelligence (BI) Governance provides a customized framework to help senior managers design and implement good BI governance – guiding principles, decision-making bodies, decision areas, and oversight mechanisms – to fit your company’s unique needs and culture.

Build the BI Governance mindset from the top by aligning the BI program with corporate strategy and diverse, non-static business and IT requirements.

Employ enable change leadership methodology to break down organizational silos, reduce rework, shorten development cycles, and establish consistent processes.

 

BI Governance Objectives


The objectives of BI Governance are:

  1. Clearly defined authority and accountability, roles and responsibilities.
  2. Program planning, prioritization, and funding processes.
  3. Communicating strategic business opportunities to IT.
  4. Transparent decision-making processes for development activities.
  5. Tracking value and reporting results

Thus, the BI governance environment revolves around decision-making and oversight. It is an ever changing framework that serves many business functions, a variety of interests, and a wide range of needs.

BI Governance aims to provide a customized framework for BI guiding principles, decision-making, and oversight around:

  1. Ever changing needs of BI users
  2. Selection of BI systems, tools
  3. Progress of business intelligence and data warehouse implementations.
  4. Manage BI user adoption
  5. Resolution of data quality problems
  6. Raising executive awareness of the value of BI
  7. BI roadmaps
  8. Governance of BI programs and projects

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