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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Ten Mistakes to Avoid In Predictive Analytics Efforts

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.


Ten Mistakes to Avoid When Growing Your MDM Program

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.


Ten Mistakes to Avoid in Hadoop Implementations

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.


Ten Mistakes to Avoid When Democratizing BI and Analytics

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.


Ten Mistakes to Avoid When Building a Sustainable Agile BI Practice

Ten Mistakes to Avoid When Building a Sustainable Agile BI Practice

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.


Ten Mistakes to Avoid in Big Data Analytics Projects

Ten Mistakes to Avoid in Big Data Analytics Projects

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.


Ten Mistakes to Avoid When Bridging the Business/IT Divide

Ten Mistakes to Avoid When Bridging the Business/IT Divide

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.


Ten Mistakes to Avoid When Creating Your Data Strategy

Ten Mistakes to Avoid When Creating Your Data Strategy

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.


Ten Mistakes to Avoid When Delivering Business-Driven BI

Ten Mistakes to Avoid When Delivering Business-Driven BI

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.


Ten Mistakes to Avoid In an Agile BI Transformation

Ten Mistakes to Avoid in an Agile BI Transformation

May 13, 2013

 

By Ken Collier, Ph.D.

In my work with dozens of BI teams attempting to “go agile,” I’ve seen lots of mistakes. This Ten Mistakes to Avoid outlines the most common and recurring errors to help you avoid repeating the mistakes of others.