Business Intelligence and Big Data with the Microsoft Stack, For Database Administrators

SQTH09 Why Business Intelligence Projects Fail (And What You Can Do About It)


11:00AM - 12:15PM

Level: Introductory

Craig Utley

Craig Utley



Is your organization planning to build a data warehouse or BI solution? Data warehousing projects, like many large IT projects, have high failure rates. While the exact rate of failure for data warehousing projects is difficult to pin down, the causes of these failures fall into a small number of categories. It is obviously possible to successfully complete a data warehousing project and deliver value to the business. Craig Utley has seen Microsoft BI solutions in various states of completeness at over 30 companies worldwide and has seen some awesome successes and some spectacular failures. This session addresses the reasons data warehousing projects fail and how you can succeed in overcoming these obstacles.

You will learn:

  • The leading causes of failure for BI projects
  • What steps can be taken to reduce the impact of problems with BI projects
  • What steps to take to avoid problems from the start