Ten Mistakes to Avoid
The Ten Mistakes to Avoid series, published quarterly, addresses the 10 most common mistakes managers and teams make—from data modeling to building an operational data store—and gives you inside knowledge on how to avoid these common pitfalls. Ten Mistakes to Avoid is exclusively for TDWI Premium Members.
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November 9, 2015
By David Stodder
Data visualization, data discovery, and analytics technologies are rapidly maturing and are becoming easier to use. However, success with these technologies is not as simple as just turning them on. This Ten Mistakes to Avoid identifies important factors in the success or failure of visual BI and analytics deployment and recommends practices for addressing them.
August 5, 2015
By Fern Halper
TDWI research indicates that predictive analytics is one of the most popular kinds of advanced analytics. Although many companies are excited about the possibility of utilizing predictive analytics, there are a number of interrelated themes about what not to do when it comes to predictive analytics projects.
May 11, 2015
By Philip Russom
You need a long-term strategy, documented in a governable plan, if MDM is to mature into rich functionality applied over much of your enterprise. This TDWI Ten Mistakes to Avoid booklet drills into the details of such plans.
February 18, 2015
By Krish Krishnan
In this Ten Mistakes to Avoid we identify the mistakes with the most negative impact on Hadoop implementations and recommend solutions you can apply to your own environment.
November 10, 2014
By David Stodder
This Ten Mistakes to Avoid focuses on helping organizations
ensure satisfaction as they democratize BI and analytics. It
recommends a balanced approach for meeting user needs while
addressing the necessities of data governance and management.
August 18, 2014
By Mark Giesbrecht
Presented in this issue are the 10 mistakes to avoid as you take your agile BI practice to the next level.
May 12, 2014
By Fern Halper
This Ten Mistakes to Avoid covers what works and doesn’t work when it comes to big data analytics projects.
February 18, 2014
By Lyndsay Wise
This Ten Mistakes to Avoid addresses how to overcome communication gaps and use successful collaboration to help ensure successful BI implementations.
November 12, 2013
By Mark Madsen
Data strategy focuses on how data can be used as a resource to further the goals of a business strategy. This means building capabilities: treating data as an asset, organizing to make better use of it, and building the necessary management and technology infrastructure. There are many ways to build capabilities. Choices impose constraints and trade-offs, which are the essence of crafting a set of policies, procedures, and plans that make up a data strategy. This Ten Mistakes to Avoid focuses on many common mistakes we make when crafting a data strategy.
August 19, 2013
By Laura Reeves
The most successful BI solutions are those whose design and subsequent use are driven by the business itself. This is much easier said than done. Too often, what is delivered is not well received by the business community, or worse, met with disappointment or resistance. The most common mistakes, and tips for avoiding them, are explained here.