by Angela Guess
Michael Koploy of Software Advice recently shared four steps for creating effective Business Intelligence teams. Koploy writes, "BI is everywhere, and it’s everyone’s job. But with this proliferation comes new challenges. Teams of BI users today often lack the structure, guidance and leadership to effectively mine data. In this article, I’ll share four steps to establish guidelines, organize teams, delegate data management and allow the success of the BI team to permeate and drive innovation throughout the business."
The first step is to establish structure and boundaries with data governance: "Structure is necessary both to establish research boundaries and accomplish BI project objectives. Defining important roles and responsibilities is a critical first step that is often not given enough attention, according to Myron Weber, founder of BI advisory firm Northwood Advisors. 'It’s absolutely essential that stakeholders know what they can and cannot do, what they should and should not do,' says Weber. However, he notes the best way to address governance differs and often depends on the existing management structure. Larger organizations may require a strict set of written guidelines for employees and a chain of command that determines who can initiate a project, and when."
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