Gartner Research

Driving Business-Centric Business Analytics

Published: 24 April 2013

ID: G00250967

Analyst(s): Carlie Idoine


Traditionally, business analytics (BA) programs have been IT-centric. IT centricity can limit the efficiency and effectiveness of a BA initiative. Technical professionals can drive the transformation to business-centric BA.

Table Of Contents

Summary of Findings

Guidance Context

  • Problem Statement
  • Guidance Applicability

The Gartner Approach

The Guidance Framework

  • Prework
    • Assess the Current State of BA Within the Organization
  • The Business-Centric BA Framework
  • Component 1: People
    • 1.1 Know Your Business Partners
    • 1.2 Identify Pain Points, and Define Business Problems
    • 1.3 Evaluate and Evolve the BA Organization
    • 1.4 Promote and Communicate a Business-Led BA Culture in Business Terms
  • Component 2: Process
    • 2.1 Build Cross-Functional, Business-Led Project Teams
    • 2.2 Develop Agile Development Processes
    • 2.3 Support an All-Inclusive, Business-Led Requirements Definition
    • 2.4 Prioritize Work Consistent With Stakeholders and Business Objectives
    • 2.5 Engage Business Partners in Leading IM Efforts
  • Component 3: Technology
    • 3.1 Proactively Get in Front of New Technologies
    • 3.2 Assess BA Needs
    • 3.3 Increase Emphasis on IM
    • 3.4 Provision, Monitor and Administer the BA Environment
  • Component 4: Information
    • 4.1 Strengthen Emphasis on DQ, MDM, DI and Other IM Efforts
    • 4.2 Provide a Common Metadata Model and Glossary
    • 4.3 Enable Monitored and Managed Artifacts (Inputs and Outputs)
    • 4.4 Encourage Collaboration Between Consumers and Producers of Information
  • Follow-Up

Risks and Pitfalls

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