Given below is an approach that one could follow to ensure an effective implementation of any BI project.
Steps in Business Intelligence Project
- Requirements elicitation is the most important activity in a BI exercise. We need to very clearly understand the motivation behind the management's need for analytics and their short-term, medium-term and long-term objectives.
- You may conduct a workshop with all stakeholders to understand these requirements. Identifying and involving all stakeholders in the requirements discussion is very important to gain buy-in for the BI initiative throughout the enterprise.
- Anyone would like to see a sample of analytics and play around a little to get a sense of the benefit/impact of analytics. Hence developing a quick prototype and showcasing the same to all stakeholders will help you get the necessary impetus for the initiative.
- CAVEAT: Please ensure that the prototype development does not take more than two weeks.