BI governance – push or pull, carrot or stick?

Timo Elliott discusses the perennial problem surrounding BI, the great centralised-data-warehouse versus departmental-data-marts debate; who owns what and who decides what to build, corporate IT or individual business units? He suggests a good compromise, a pull model, with individual business units owning, commissioning and paying for BI projects but with a centralised BI competency centre providing ‘free’ resources if projects “do the right thing for the organization as a whole”.

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