Sometimes, "BI" takes a turn for the worse as it matures in an organization. It seems like there is a fine, but dramatic, line between "huge success because it is a centralized group of people" to "huge failure because it exists in isolation". The question is, can an organization going through this sort of transition leverage the opportunity to reach a both-and resolution:
- Yes, the BI organization was headed down a path to failure and irrelevance;
- And, yes, BI is an even more critical idea than ever in our organization.
Here's how we go forward, successfully leveraging BI expertise in the organization while also distributing an understanding and philosophy about business intelligence that is relevant across the organiation ---- after all, shouldn't every part of the business behave as intelligently as possible?