Something is Wrong In Investment Process
Imagine long process of Investment Confirmation process with many priorities, bodies, evaluations, processes, documents and etc. Imagine that all process machinery was built for the welfare of company.
Many projects are directly targeting Data Warehouse reporting solutions, and need IT DWH estimation. Estimation is made in form of estimation in expert man/days for deployment and/or vendor engagement with appropriate investment estimation. With this feed back projects are then forwarded further into acceptance/denial process.
It is interesting to see how projects that were canceled or are partly implementable due to high costs or small business value, simply pop up in embedded in other project like nothing happened and previous estimation was for consideration. Redistribution of material from one project to another after the IT assessment is made. Combining multiple initiatives into one. Fictitious claims to reduce the amount of work but the same. Just like nothing happened and it is presented as normal.
Then you’re asking yourself, who is here silly? Those who suffer from amnesia from meeting to meeting like to push their projects or those who work hard to implement all those sometimes very unreasonable requests. This is just unnecessary, lausy and sometimes malicious Business Intelligence/Data Warehouse guide.
There is no other help but to document all meetings, conclusions, open questions and to deliver minutes of meetings to all participants for confirmation. This is the only way hidden strikes into back.
Unfortunately all those who work on DWH are regular blaming folks for all company irregularities and therefore are very likely to be blamed that something what was agreed totally differently was not implemented due to DWH team. If there is no documentation about different version of truth, you’re busted.