Gartner known for it’s research insights, outlined 7 ‘Fatal Flaws’ of Business Intelligence leading to a failure of a Business Intelligence implementation in enterprise. Also with suggestions to avoid them. This and much more were discussed in the Gartner’s Business Intelligence Summit in London this week.
Though some flaws are discussed as lessons learnt at the Business Intelligence circles, the enterprises still skip them as a joke. High time, the BI installations start making sense to senior management of the enterprise. Have added the 7 seven flaws here as points with my bullets. Do read the article, Gartner: The 7 ‘Fatal Flaws’ of Business Intelligence, How to Avoid Them, the flaws and suggestions to avoid are expanded.
Seven Flaws of Business Intelligence –
Flaw 1 – “If we build it, they will come”
Flaw 2 – “Managers need to negotiate the numbers” (it happens)
Flaw 3 – “Data quality problem…we don’t have one” (*** Alert Alert, Critical Issue)
Flaw 4 – “Our enterprise applications vendor will deliver the best solution” (* Just a dream)
Flaw 5 – “Darwin was right – BI projects need to evolve” (** True Gartner, We love you for this)
Flaw 6 – “We can outsource the whole thing”
Flaw 7 – “Just give me a dashboard!”