He who fails to plan is planning to fail.
The most important first step in designing a data warehouse (DW)/business intelligence (BI) system, paradoxically, is to stop.
Planning is fundamentally important in any undertaking. This is no less true in the case of creating a BI solution. Although no plan is perfect and a protracted planning process is the bane of many projects, even simple BI solutions can benefit from some planning. The trick is to find a balance.
In this chapter, we show you techniques to plan a BI solution. We include tips on conducting interviews, data identification, ...