Signature List is Important
I’ve used to believe that certain documents were unnecessary burden for projects, especially collecting all this signatures… Well, I got smarter meanwhile, and I see exact purpose of gathering all signatures from all participants at one hard copy. Now, I like list with signs of all experts, administrators, analysts, and etc.,
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Many companies do not appreciate own resources: experts, know how, internal knowledge, internal work. It somehow much easier to hire vendor to do job instead to engage own teams.
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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
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What is opposite to big and detailed business specification for IT? No specification? It is the policy of small scope of specifications and small IT deliveries – in steps.
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Sounds simple, but people do not like to make specifications of their IT requirements nor they do know how to make it. Most of them. Just gather all related documents and email communication and start to make structured document with head and body. Describe first what is the current situation of process that
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Companies set up with the time procedures and channels for handling Change Requests upon Information Systems. Procedures serve to standardize changes and to make regulation in IT requests prioritization and handling. Not all requests toward IT are reasonable, they need to be analyzed first before internal IT resources are engaged. Internal resources are limited and budget cannot cover everything. Such IT request standardization processes allow better strategic implementation and resource planning.
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Do you appreciate “hand- made” – local applications that jump into Information Systems gaps and support processes? They are made within month/months mostly with MS Access and/or Excel (with VBA) and they greatly ease job to administrators, decision makers or even business analysts. They can be made very quickly but cannot be replaced with professional applications and included in company Information Systems for many months.
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Dilemma was to create small OLAP cube among the aggregated data or to create detailed – big cube with all the details. If deployment started first with small cube and if the aggregation structure is different than from detailed data I’ll for sure through away money when aggregated cube will be created. The reason is that all the effort (code and programming) cannot be applied to the big OLAP cube.
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Big projects can be unrecognized in organization In manner of information implantation. If model star scheme is very complex then any change is dramatic and can destroy reporting logic. So, something that seams small is actually big information project for implementation since Information Systems are not prepared and its relations are
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At the beginning of the project many reports are required by users. They prepare specifications, list of wishes, explanations, descriptions, even business cases to justify their influence on company profitability. It is almost always huge amount of requests. All the business intelligence requests are made from users perspective and from what they know best, from the perspective of functionalities of table calculators. Those requests are very rarely checked and consolidated from decision or business intelligence experts. It is more like un-structured bunch of reporting requirements.
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