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Kesavan Hariharasubramanian's Blog – March 2009 Archive (5)

Think Top Down, Build Bottom Up

by Kesavan,H.



When an organization kick-starts a Business Intelligence (BI) initiative, it should start TOP-DOWN by identifying a business sponsor first. This business sponsor is none other than the CEO himself. The drive for such an initiative has to come from the top. An IT head such as a CIO sponsoring the initiative may not take it very far and most often the initiative might end up getting abandoned or the BI system, even if implemented, might not find any… Continue

Added by Kesavan Hariharasubramanian on March 30, 2009 at 7:00am — No Comments

Time Value of Data

by Kesavan, H.



We have all heard of time value of money. What could this "time value of data" mean?



All organizations these days are sitting on mountains of data and struggling to make sense of this data avalanche. In their desire to stay competitive, these organizations tend to store as much data as they can, for a 'rainy' day as they say, for they do not know which data would be useful when.



Notwithstanding this sad state of affairs in organizations,… Continue

Added by Kesavan Hariharasubramanian on March 30, 2009 at 1:35am — 1 Comment

MECE Approach to Business Intelligence (BI) initiative

by Kesavan, H.



"MECE" stands for "Mutually Exclusive, Collectively Exhaustive". I am sure you must have guessed by now where that term comes from. If you said "Mckinsey", bingo! You can pat yourself on your back.



MECE is an approach that Mckinsey consultants religiously follow to find professional solutions to all their client problems. Given a problem statement, MECE addresses the problem by listing at the top level all issues making up that problem. Once the list… Continue

Added by Kesavan Hariharasubramanian on March 23, 2009 at 6:04am — No Comments

Common Sense approach to Consulting

by Kesavan,H



As consultants, we are expected to provide solutions to problems by application of (i)methodical approach to business analysis (ii)experience gained earlier from the same industry and (iii) the knowledge of industry best practices documented across the enterprise. It is a given that big Consulting companies recruit some of the best talent available around them and they also have a rich knowledge base that can be harvested for any new projects. Despite these… Continue

Added by Kesavan Hariharasubramanian on March 16, 2009 at 6:30am — No Comments

Closing the loop in BI

by Kesavan,H.



The significance of Business Intelligence (BI) has gained lot of currency over the last few years and lots of companies have jumped onto the BI bandwagon in the hope of finding the proverbial needle - namely, "actionable intelligence" - in the haystack of "data".



With a deluge of data confronting the companies nowadays, people at all levels of an enterprise have started realizing that implementing a BI system is more a necessity than a luxury. But… Continue

Added by Kesavan Hariharasubramanian on March 16, 2009 at 6:30am — No Comments

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