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April showers bring may flowers, but what do may flowers bring? Pilgrims! Never figured out if I should be telling that joke in April or November for Thanksgiving, but I figure that it’s timely enough either way! We had some great blog content this month. I’ll go...

A system-wide data workflow for an analytical business information system is a high-level map of a BI System. Summarizing data movement from data sources through the ELT processes and, finally, the presentation layer. Figure 3.3.1 The Unified Data Workflow The figure highlights broad categories of sources, activities,...

It's impossible to graft a fixed number of data workflows onto every business, non-profit or government entity that is definitive. However, standard data workflows provide generalization and repeatable starting points. Typical Milestone Durations Guidelines for work durations, assuming you have a team dedicated to the project: Many SaaS...

Licensing SaaS (software-as-a-service) products can be complicated. Every vendor wants to encourage commitment. Commitment comes in long-term contracts of one or more years, with better prices associated with longer commitments. Clients ask InterWorks to help them make contract capacity and term commitment decisions. Once we have...

In the last post, I provided guidelines on security and preventing unauthorized access to your data. I warned you that an overly restrictive security model could encourage bad behavior. BI system security is like my wife's purse. I might want to look inside, but I wouldn't...

Security and data governance are often treated as the same thing. They aren't. Security is about preventing unauthorized access. Governance is making it easier for people to find the information they need. One is about prevention, and the other is about inclusion. IT staff are rarely...

If you skimp on training, you may burn every penny you save later in the project when it's inconvenient and more costly. Even your expert team members need training and time to become confident in their skills and knowledge of new tools and methods. Your core...

Most people in your company are not database experts. They are interested in something other than databases and ELT programs. They want information that supports their work needs. Human beings are visual creatures, and interactive dashboards are visual data expressions. Dashboards enable everyone to see, understand...

The plans, quotes and project deliverables your selected consulting partner helped you develop should include a proof-of-concept project recommendation based on your combined due diligence. The proof-of-concept (POC) sprint is a crucial subproject that tests your platform and software selections. The first dashboards your end users...

If you’re new to User-Centered Dashboard Development (UCDD), please check out the earlier posts in this series (also found at the bottom of this post) to get acclimated, then come back here! We’re almost to the end of our UCDD Framework and today will cover phase...

An essential part of any business intelligence system plan is to collect information on the vital data workflows within your company. An ounce of discovery is worth a pound of remediation. -Adapted from Benjamin Franklin During discovery, identify the business processes that comprise operations and provide data outputs....

One of the reasons I gravitated towards a career in data visualization was just that — the visualizations. My background is in the visual arts and to see data, facts and numbers, concepts and correlations, all brilliantly designed and represented in colorful graphs activated both...

In the previous post (that you can read here), we started doing some analysis on airline reviews. We did very basic data preparation, used the Dataiku Sentiment Analysis plugin and evaluated the model with the help of a confusion matrix. In this blogpost, we will...

A strategy vision roadmap (SVR) is a document that details the purpose of the project, expected benefits, training plans, project timeframe, proof-of-concept testing and validation. The SVR summarizes the overall project plan while also time-phasing all significant sub-projects (sprints) necessary to complete all the deliverables....

In this post, I'll cover team composition, focusing on technical and operational staff that will form the core of your team. The need for more detailed information about your business drives the desire to deploy a BI system. Typical goals include achieving better reporting, more detailed...

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