Lost in Translation
If your organization was a celebutante, who would it be? Well, comely or not, let’s hope that when it comes to BI, you’re not a bemused, glassy-eyed Scarlett Johansson à la Lost in Translation http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0335266. If so, there’s a cure and it’s not acting lessons.
It’s a lesson in collaboration; ensuring that both your IT and business teams are speaking the
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putting to use 1) data governance to optimize investments & 2) strategic planning/project mgmt to mitigate risks, and make wise selections. And again, he talks of the need for a common vocabulary, for “semantic consistency”; an agreed upon language for IT and business to build on. But Bruce Moore at RCGIT (educator/presenter of “Business Architecture: Governance Through Formal Techniques” , TDWI World Conference, May 12, 2008) wisely cautions against a tendency to “focus on the widgets and lose