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One	  on	  One	  with	  Wayne	  Eckerson	    BI	  Leadership	  Webcast	  Series	      www.bileadership.comMonday, Septembe...
Moving	  Faster	  Than	  the	  Speed	  of	                         Business                              Guest:	  Eric	  C...
Wayne	  Eckerson                             • BI	  Thought	  Leader	                               • Founder,	  BI	  Lead...
Ships	  October,	  2012                                    Pre-­‐order	  at:	                                   www.techni...
 	  	  The	  BI	  Leadership	  Forum	                                                is	  a	  network	  of	  BI	  and	    ...
Eric	  Colson                             • Former	  VP	  of	  Data	  Science	  and	                                 Engin...
What	  are	  the	  challenges	  in	                         delivering	  data	  soluLons	  in	  a	                        ...
Why	  doesn’t	  the	  tradiLonal	                           approach	  to	  BI	  work	  in	  this	                        ...
How	  does	  specializing	  by	                       tech	  funcLon	  lead	  to	  longer	                          develo...
How	  does	  specializing	  by	                       tech	  funcLon	  lead	  to	  longer	                          develo...
How	  does	  specializaLon	  lead	                            to	  lack	  of	  context?    www.bileadership.com           ...
How	  does	  specializaLon	  lead	                            to	  lack	  of	  context?    www.bileadership.com           ...
How	  does	  specializaLon	  lead	                            to	  lack	  of	  context?    www.bileadership.com           ...
How	  does	  specializaLon	  lead	                        to	  unfulfilling	  roles?             The	  division	  of	  labo...
If	  specializaLon	  doesn’t	                          work,	  what’s	  the	  soluLon?	       1. Dedicate	  resources	  to...
Dedicate	  resources	  to	                               business	  departments    • Engagements	  are	  long-­‐term	  –	 ...
What’s	  the	  benefit	  of	                         business-­‐domain	  oriented	                                     role...
What’s	  the	  benefit	  of	                         business-­‐domain	  oriented	                                     role...
What’s	  the	  benefit	  of	                         business-­‐domain	  oriented	                                     role...
What’s	  the	  benefit	  of	                         business-­‐domain	  oriented	                                     role...
How	  do	  you	  balance	                               cohesion	  and	  agility?   • Monoliths	  move	  slowly   • In	  s...
Under	  what	  condiLons	  does	                         this	  model	  work? 1. Time-­‐to-­‐delivery	  is	  criLcal	  and...
QuesEons??                             We’re	  listening!    www.bileader.com                 17Monday, September 24, 2012
Key	  Takeaways   • Division	  of	  labor	  in	  BI	  can	  lead	  to	  loss	  of	  context,	       slower	  development	 ...
Contact	  informa@on:                       Wayne	  Eckerson                       weckerson@bileadership.com             ...
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One on One with Wayne Eckerson

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BI Leadership Forum
Wayne Eckerson and Eric Colson
Live Webcast on Sept. 24, 2012

In a collegial, fast-paced culture where change is constant and speed is paramount. Managing data in such a hyper-paced environment requires creative, out-of-box thinking. To meet business needs, developers and analysts iterate quickly, fail fast, and coalesce their designs after the fact to deliver maximum value. “We keep things fluid and rely on good judgment rather than rules to get things done,” says Colson. Tune into this Webcast to discover how to empower your developers and analysts to build effective solutions at the speed of business.

Discussion Points:

Can one developer really build an entire BI application?
What is the role of specialists, if any?
How do you evolve your data warehouse models quickly?
What types of rules and principles guide your development activities?
What is the relationship of your statisticians to your BI developers?

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  1. 1. One  on  One  with  Wayne  Eckerson   BI  Leadership  Webcast  Series   www.bileadership.comMonday, September 24, 2012
  2. 2. Moving  Faster  Than  the  Speed  of   Business Guest:  Eric  Colson September  24,  2012Monday, September 24, 2012
  3. 3. Wayne  Eckerson • BI  Thought  Leader   • Founder,  BI  Leadership  Forum • Director  of  Research,   TechTarget • Former  director  of  educaLon   and  research  at  TDWI www.bileadership.com 3Monday, September 24, 2012
  4. 4. Ships  October,  2012 Pre-­‐order  at:   www.technicspub.com Use  code:  Analy@calLeaders25 to  receive  a  25%  discount www.bileadership.com 4Monday, September 24, 2012
  5. 5.      The  BI  Leadership  Forum   is  a  network  of  BI  and   AnalyLcal  Directors  who   meet  regularly  to  share   ideas  about  best   pracLces  in  business   intelligence  and  educate   the  larger  BI  community.   BI  Leadership  Forum    www.bileadership.com    TwiNer:  @bileadership www.bileadership.comMonday, September 24, 2012
  6. 6. Eric  Colson • Former  VP  of  Data  Science  and   Engineering  at  NeHlix  and  manager   of  BI  at  Yahoo • 18  years  of  experience  in  data   mining,  data  warehousing,  and   business  intelligence • Master’s  degree  in  Informa@on   Systems;  Bachelor’s  degree  in   Economics • Profiled  in  Wayne’s  upcoming  book www.bileadership.com 6Monday, September 24, 2012
  7. 7. What  are  the  challenges  in   delivering  data  soluLons  in  a   fast-­‐moving  business?   • Lack  of  clear  requirements • Constant  change • Lack  of  sufficient  lead  Lme www.bileadership.com 7Monday, September 24, 2012
  8. 8. Why  doesn’t  the  tradiLonal   approach  to  BI  work  in  this   environment?   • In  a  fast-­‐moving  business,   specializing  by  tech   func@on  is  not  op@mal   • Specializa@on  in  BI  can   lead  to: – Longer  development   cycles – Loss  of  context – Unfulfilling  roles www.bileadership.com 8Monday, September 24, 2012
  9. 9. How  does  specializing  by   tech  funcLon  lead  to  longer   development  cycles? Report   Requirements Data   ETL   Report   Architecture Gathering Modeling Development Development Development www.bileadership.com 9Monday, September 24, 2012
  10. 10. How  does  specializing  by   tech  funcLon  lead  to  longer   development  cycles? Report   Requirements Data   ETL   Report   Architecture Gathering Modeling Development Development Development Week  1 Week  2 Week  3 Week  4 Week  5 Week  6 Week  7 Week  8 Requirements Modeling ETL Report  Arch www.bileadership.com 9Monday, September 24, 2012
  11. 11. How  does  specializaLon  lead   to  lack  of  context? www.bileadership.com 10Monday, September 24, 2012
  12. 12. How  does  specializaLon  lead   to  lack  of  context? www.bileadership.com 10Monday, September 24, 2012
  13. 13. How  does  specializaLon  lead   to  lack  of  context? www.bileadership.com 10Monday, September 24, 2012
  14. 14. How  does  specializaLon  lead   to  unfulfilling  roles? The  division  of  labor  leads  to…   “mental  mu5la5on” -­‐-­‐  Adam  Smith www.bileadership.com 11Monday, September 24, 2012
  15. 15. If  specializaLon  doesn’t   work,  what’s  the  soluLon?   1. Dedicate  resources  to  business   departments 2. Orient  roles  around  business   domain  –  not  technical  skills 3. Balance  the  cost  of  constant   cohesion  with  the  benefits  of  agility www.bileadership.com 12Monday, September 24, 2012
  16. 16. Dedicate  resources  to   business  departments • Engagements  are  long-­‐term  –  not   project-­‐oriented • Data  folks  sLll  report  into  the  central   leader  but  doNed-­‐line  to  departments • Embedded  seaLng  in  the  departments • Fully  autonomous  teams www.bileader.com 13Monday, September 24, 2012
  17. 17. What’s  the  benefit  of   business-­‐domain  oriented   roles?   Repor@ng Database ETL www.bileadership.com 14Monday, September 24, 2012
  18. 18. What’s  the  benefit  of   business-­‐domain  oriented   roles?   Repor@ng Database ETL www.bileadership.com 14Monday, September 24, 2012
  19. 19. What’s  the  benefit  of   business-­‐domain  oriented   roles?   Subj  Area  1 Repor@ng Database ETL www.bileadership.com 14Monday, September 24, 2012
  20. 20. What’s  the  benefit  of   business-­‐domain  oriented   roles?   Subj  Area  1 Subj  Area  2 Subj  Area  3 Repor@ng Repor@ng Repor@ng Database Database Database ETL ETL ETL www.bileadership.com 14Monday, September 24, 2012
  21. 21. How  do  you  balance   cohesion  and  agility? • Monoliths  move  slowly • In  some  cases  it’s  beNer   to  sacrifice  cohesion  for   agility  in  the  short-­‐term • Embrace  “Eventually   Cohesive”  data  models www.bileadership.com 15Monday, September 24, 2012
  22. 22. Under  what  condiLons  does   this  model  work? 1. Time-­‐to-­‐delivery  is  criLcal  and  wait-­‐Lme  is   materially  greater  than  the  actual  task   duraLon 2. Necessary  to  leverage  the  ideas  of  the  data   developers 3. Top  talent 4. Engaged  business  users  within  good  proximity 5. Perseverance  on  the  part  of  the  analyLc   leader www.bileadership.com 16Monday, September 24, 2012
  23. 23. QuesEons?? We’re  listening! www.bileader.com 17Monday, September 24, 2012
  24. 24. Key  Takeaways • Division  of  labor  in  BI  can  lead  to  loss  of  context,   slower  development  cycles,  unfulfilling  roles • Dedicate  resources  to  business  departments • Specialize  by  business  domain  –  not  tech  funcLon • More  diverse  roles  can  yield  beNer  and  faster   results • InsisLng  on  constant  cohesion  can  be  too  costly www.bileadership.com 18Monday, September 24, 2012
  25. 25. Contact  informa@on: Wayne  Eckerson weckerson@bileadership.com Eric  Colson Eric.colson@yahoo.com www.bileadership.com 19Monday, September 24, 2012
  26. 26. Next    Episode:   One  on  One   October  15,  2012with  Wayne  Eckerson   3  p.m.  Eastern Darren  Taylor,  President  and   BI  Leadership  Webcast  Series   COO,  Cobalt  Talon www.bileadership.comMonday, September 24, 2012
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