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Create a Centralized and Decentralized Organizational Model for Business Intelligence

Published: 04 November 2014

ID: G00261728

Analyst(s): Frank Buytendijk , Dan Sommer, Kurt Schlegel


Self-service business intelligence and analytics requires a centralized team working in collaboration with a finite number of decentralized teams. IT leaders should create a two-tier organizational model where the business intelligence competency center collaborates with decentralized teams.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Create a Two-Tiered Organizational Model
  • Create a Finite List of the Decentralized Teams Throughout Your Organization in Need of Autonomy
  • BI and Analytic Leaders Should Strike the Balance of Power Between Centralized and Decentralized Teams
    • Top Down
    • Divide and Conquer
    • Bottom Up

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