BI Strategy : Strategic Plan for Business Intelligence

By: Stellar Consulting Group  06-Dec-2011



Defining a strategic plan is essential for the long-term success of Business Intelligence solutions. An effective Business Intelligence strategy ensures that your business is proactively tackling its information needs in the most structured and cost effective manner whilst maintaining focus on the broader business objectives. Stellar is a recognised leader in Business Intelligence and can assist organisations of any size reap the benefits of better information.

Stellar’s unique “Quick Start Strategy” sets out a strategic framework for accelerating the delivery of Business Intelligence. The framework maps our Business Intelligence expertise to your business requirements and provides a unique set of processes and tasks that enable us to rapidly step through top-down planning and design activities.

The planning process includes the following steps (which are tailored in depth and breadth to the needs of each customer):

Step 1 – Current State Assessment

We use our Business Intelligence Maturity Model to quickly assess the current state of your business (your BIQ).

Step 2 – Requirements & Opportunities

Our strategic framework identifies 7 Essentials for Business Intelligence Success. We address these from the perspectives of People, Process, Data and Technology to quickly understand the requirements and opportunities for Business Intelligence in your business.

Step 3 – Strategic Vision

Our Business Intelligence Maturity Model provides a number of drivers aimed at increasing Business Intelligence maturity. We apply these drivers to the outputs of Step 2 to establish a strategic vision for Business Intelligence.

Step 4 – Strategic Roadmap

We construct a strategic roadmap for the detailed initiatives defined in Step 2. The roadmap takes into account the defined strategic vision for Business Intelligence, any indicated business priorities, and all identified dependencies.

Our philosophy is to “front-load” the planning process to avoid hiccups further down the track. The Stellar “Quick Start Strategy” is designed to support this philosophy by providing a clear set of checks and balances that we know are essential for the long-term success of Business Intelligence.

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