Monthly Archives: August 2009

What Not to do on a BI Project Series – #1 UI Replacement Projects

With so much effort put on what you should be doping on a BI project, I thought I’d take the opposing tact and talk about some of the things you should really try to avoid doing.  So I’m going to be putting together a series of posts on this topic, taken from presentations I’ve delivered such as “The 7 Deadly Sins of BI”.  These will be some of the more common ones that I’ve experienced over the years implementing OBI projects – ones that I run across all too often.  As such it is far from an exhaustive list – I’m sure in the comments section you can add a few of your own!  Plus, some of the topics you may disagree with, so let me have it. Read the rest of this entry

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Using Report Specs for Requirements

Originally posted 7/07

Time and time again BI Consultants are asked to come in and migrate some reports from one tool into Oracle BI.  Find out why using a modern BI tool for a simple UI replacement project is akin to hiring a Ninja to trim your hedges. Read the rest of this entry