What’s In / What’s Out for 2011

Year 2011 was truly an year to remember for the events that shook us all.  Quite a few great thought leaders who had played a key role in shaping the Information Technology space left us.  We also got to see few futuristic technologies and patterns like Hadoop, BigData stepping in.  Business Intelligence continues to remain in the top three priorities of the CxOs and has grown considerably both in terms of reach and adoption.

As I write my last blog post of the year, I wanted to share an interesting list of  ‘What’s In / What’s Out for 2011’ which I got to see in the mail from Micheael Atkin’s of EDM Council.

Wishing you all a happy holiday season and fun filled new year to come !!

What’s In
Financial Stability
Market Surveillance
Operational Ontologies
Capability Measurement
Governance Implementation
Total Cost of Ownership
Links and Relationships
Regulatory Rule-Making
Legal Entity Identifier
Attribute-Based Classification
Big Data
Granular Reporting
Open Source Identifiers
Semantic Definition
Natural Language
Data Visualization
Legal Facts
Flexible Architecture
Data Manufacturing
Data Comparability
Information as an Asset
Strategic Data Management
Added Value
Data Quality Rules
Data Management Maturity
Data Harmonization
Regulatory Collaboration
Incremental migration
Data Alignment
Data Lineage
Requirements management
Business Alignment
Data Profiling
Front-to-Back Linkages
Exception Management
System of Record
Client Benefits
Risk and Compliance Business Case
Office of Financial Research
What’s Out
Systemic Risk
Market Abuse
Data Models
Performance Metrics
Governance Structure
Return on Investment
Legislative Objectives
Global Location Number
Hard Coded Classification
Data Overload
Aggregated Reporting
Proprietary Identifiers
Schema Definition
Message Syntax
Data Analytics
Data Structures
Legacy Systems
Data Remediation
Data Mapping
Data Importance
Tactical Data Management
Competitive Advantage
Duplicate Sourcing
Operational Risk Management
Data Workflow
Shared Services
Regulatory Mandate
Rip and Replace
Cross Referencing
Data Measurement
Requirements Capture
Top Down Management
Data Cleansing
Transformed Truth
Find and Fix
Golden Copy
Value to Business
Logical Business Case
Systemic Opacity

Dashboard Links

At times under the mammoth information invasion or redundancy we get lost and long for a place where we could park ourselves and find relevant information in a single point.

Dashboard Spy is one such place wherein you could get answer for most of your queries on dashboard and also with some good downloadable examples. The Dashboard Experts page is another area which is a good collection of info and links on dashboards.

Hope you should find it interesting and useful !!

New Trends in BI Requirements Gathering

Have you ever been part of a business requirements gathering exercise?  Well, if the answer is ‘Yes’ then you are aware of the pains behind coming up with a comprehensive Business Requirement Document (BRD).

Traditional approach for the BI requirement gathering revolved around having the data organized in Word documents or Excel sheets or utmost using a collaborative tool such as MS SharePoint.  In short, the earlier approaches were more document centric. Lots of emphasis and effort was spent on maintaining the version and correctness of the document.  It was cumbersome when the requirements were to reviewed and updated by people across geographies.  Maintaining consistency of the document in scenarios where cross referencing was prevalent became even more difficult.

Emerging requirements automation software tools renders a BRD the much required consistency and make it rich especially where cross referenced objects and hyperlinks are embedded in the documents.

Wish to know more?  Check out this interesting piece of information by Fernando Martinez-Campos on New Trends in BI Requirements Gathering.