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Data Warehousing: Architecture and Implementation by Michelle C. Dy, Michael W. Hawkins, Mark Humphries

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Chapter 3. The Project Sponsor

Before the Project Sponsor becomes comfortable with the data warehousing effort, quite a number of his or her questions and concerns will have to be addressed. This chapter attempts to provide answers to questions frequently asked by Project Sponsors.

How Will a Data Warehouse Affect our Decision-Making Processes?

It is naïve to expect an immediate change to the decision-making processes in an organization when a data warehouse first goes into production. End users will initially be occupied more with learning how to use the data warehouse than with changing the way they obtain information and make decisions. It is also likely that the first set of predefined reports and queries supported by the data warehouse will ...

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