Business Intelligence Roadmap The Complete Project Lifecycle for Decision-Support Applications

ISBN-10: 0201784203
ISBN-13: 9780201784206
Edition: 2003
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Description: The Data Warehousing Institute defines Business Intelligence (BI) as "the process of turning data into knowledge and knowledge into action for business gain." In other words, it involves taking the information gathered in a Data Warehouse and  More...

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List price: $69.99
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Addison Wesley Professional
Publication date: 2/25/2003
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 576
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.266
Language: English

The Data Warehousing Institute defines Business Intelligence (BI) as "the process of turning data into knowledge and knowledge into action for business gain." In other words, it involves taking the information gathered in a Data Warehouse and applying it to make sound business decisions. A good Data Warehouse is the first step of a complete range of analytical activities and applications needed to build a good information infrastructure. Business Intelligence Roadmap is the visual, complete guide to developing an effective BI decision-support application. The book is designed to help the reader adapt the methodology described to their own organization. All technical material is clearly expressed in tables, graphs, and diagrams. This book will be invaluable to anyone involved in BI.

About the Authors
Foreword
Preface
The Purpose of This Book
How This Book Is Organized
How to Use This Book
Who Should Read This Book
Comments
Stages and Steps
Guide to the Development Steps
Business Intelligence Definition
BI Decision-Support Initiatives
Development Approaches
Engineering Stages and the Development Steps
Parallel Development Tracks
BI Project Team Structure
Justification for Using This Project Lifecycle Guide
Bibliography and Additional Reading
Step 1: Business Case Assessment
Business Justification
Business Drivers
Business Analysis Issues
Cost-Benefit Analysis
Risk Assessment
Business Case Assessment Activities
Deliverable Resulting from These Activities
Roles Involved in These Activities
Risks of Not Performing Step 1
Bibliography and Additional Reading
Step 2: Enterprise Infrastructure Evaluation
Technical Infrastructure Evaluation
The Hardware Platform
The Middleware Platform
The DBMS Platform
Technical Infrastructure Evaluation Activities
Deliverables Resulting from These Activities
Roles Involved in These Activities
Risks of Not Performing Step 2, Section A
Nontechnical Infrastructure Evaluation
The Effects of Stovepipe Development
The Need for Nontechnical Infrastructure
Enterprise Architecture
Enterprise Standards
Nontechnical Infrastructure Evaluation Activities
Deliverable Resulting from These Activities
Roles Involved in These Activities
Risks of Not Performing Step 2, Section B
Bibliography and Additional Reading
Step 3: Project Planning
Managing the BI Project
Defining the BI Project
Planning the BI Project
Project Planning Activities
Deliverables Resulting from These Activities
Roles Involved in These Activities
Risks of Not Performing Step 3
Bibliography and Additional Reading
Step 4: Project Requirements Definition
General Business Requirements
Project-Specific Requirements
The Interviewing Process
Project Requirements Definition Activities
Deliverable Resulting from These Activities
Roles Involved in These Activities
Risks of Not Performing Step 4
Bibliography and Additional Reading
Step 5: Data Analysis
Business-Focused Data Analysis
Top-Down Logical Data Modeling
Bottom-Up Source Data Analysis
Data Cleansing
Data Analysis Activities
Deliverables Resulting from These Activities
Roles Involved in These Activities
Risks of Not Performing Step 5
Bibliography and Additional Reading
Step 6: Application Prototyping
Purposes of Prototyping
Best Practices for Prototyping
Types of Prototypes
Building Successful Prototypes
Application Prototyping Activities
Deliverables Resulting from These Activities
Roles Involved in These Activities
Risks of Not Performing Step 6
Bibliography and Additional Reading
Step 7: Meta Data Repository Analysis
The Importance of Meta Data
Meta Data Repository as Navigation Tool
Meta Data Classifications
Meta Data Repository Challenges
The Logical Meta Model
Meta Data Repository Analysis Activities
Deliverables Resulting from These Activities
Roles Involved in These Activities
Risks of Not Performing Step 7
Bibliography and Additional Reading
Step 8: Database Design
Differences in Database Design Philosophies
Logical Database Design
Physical Database Design
Database Design Activities
Deliverables Resulting from These Activities
Roles Involved in These Activities
Risks of Not Performing Step 8
Bibliography and Additional Reading
Step 9: Extract/Transform/Load Design
Implementation Strategies
Preparing for the ETL Process
Designing the Extract Programs
Designing the Transformation Programs
Designing the Load Programs
Designing the ETL Process Flow
Evaluating ETL Tools
ETL Design Activities
Deliverables Resulting from These Activities
Roles Involved in These Activities
Risks of Not Performing Step 9
Bibliography and Additional Reading
Step 10: Meta Data Repository Design
Meta Data Silos
Meta Data Repository Solutions
Designing a Meta Data Repository
Licensing (Buying) a Meta Data Repository
Meta Data Repository Design Activities
Deliverables Resulting from These Activities
Roles Involved in These Activities
Risks of Not Performing Step 10
Bibliography and Additional Reading
Step 11: Extract/Transform/Load Development
Source Data Transformation
Reconciliation
Peer Reviews
ETL Testing
Formal Test Plan
ETL Development Activities
Deliverables Resulting from These Activities
Roles Involved in These Activities
Risks of Not Performing Step 11
Bibliography and Additional Reading
Step 12: Application Development
Online Analytical Processing Tools
Multidimensional Analysis Factors
Online Analytical Processing Architecture
Development Environments
Application Development Activities
Deliverables Resulting from These Activities
Roles Involved in These Activities
Risks of Not Performing Step 12
Bibliography and Additional Reading
Step 13: Data Mining
Defining Data Mining
Data Mining Techniques
Data Mining Operations
Applications of Data Mining
Data Mining Activities
Deliverables Resulting from These Activities
Roles Involved in These Activites
Risks of Not Performing Step 13
Bibliography and Additional Reading
Step 14: Meta Data Repository Development
Populating the Meta Data Repository
Meta Data Repository Interface Processes
Meta Data Repository Testing
Preparing for the Meta Data Repository Rollout
Meta Data Repository Development Activities
Deliverables Resulting from These Activities
Roles Involved in These Activities
Risks of Not Performing Step 14
Bibliography and Additional Reading
Step 15: Implementation
Incremental Rollout
Security Management
Data Backup and Recovery
Monitoring the Utilization of Resources
Growth Management
Implementation Activities
Deliverables Resulting from These Activities
Roles Involved in These Activities
Risks of Not Performing Step 15
Bibliography and Additional Reading
Step 16: Release Evaluation
The Application Release Concept
Post-Implementation Reviews
Release Evaluation Activities
Deliverables Resulting from These Activities
Roles Involved in These Activities
Risks of Not Performing Step 16
Bibliography and Additional Reading
At a Glance
Human Resource Allocation Matrix
Entry & Exit Criteria and Deliverables Matrix
Activity Dependency Matrix
Task/Subtask Matrix
Practical Guidelines Matrix
Work Breakdown Structure
Index

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