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2018 TDWI Teams, Skills, and Budgets Report

October 22, 2018

TDWI’s annual Teams, Skills, and Budgets Report (formerly known as the TDWI BI Benchmark Report) enables data and analytics teams to compare themselves to their peers on a series of organizational and performance metrics. Known colloquially as the TDWI Teams Report, this year’s report is based on a Web survey of 158 BI professionals conducted worldwide in spring and early summer 2018. The results are based on survey responses from IT and business professionals, business sponsors, consultants, and other types of users, with a focus on the individuals who most directly drive BI initiatives. Responses from vendor representatives, professors, and students have been excluded, as have incomplete responses from all types of participants.

Where possible, this year’s TDWI Teams Report uses year-over-year comparative data to illustrate trends in the data and analytics industry. Multiple-answer questions and rounding account for totals that do not equal 100 percent. All figures are based on worldwide totals and represent percentages unless otherwise indicated. In the concluding “Characteristics of BI Success” section, the report analyzes many factors that contribute to BI success or failure, including:

  • Development methodology
  • Number of years building a BI environment
  • Stages of maturity in data management and analytics
  • Team reporting structure
  • Scope of BI environments
  • Internal staff versus external resources
  • Organizational approaches
  • Number of FTEs per project
  • Size of BI team
  • Level of satisfaction regarding the size of the BI/DW team
  • BI budget
  • BI budget as a percentage of overall IT budget