Getting a Data Vault Project Underway in Your Organisation, the Business Case and Other Persuasive Measures
Getting a Data Vault Project Underway in Your Organisation, the Business Case and Other Persuasive Measures So, you want to build a Data Vault in your organisation. There is one little barrier: project approval and funding. Your first hurdle is to get management briefed and interested so they will allow you time to put a case together. If you get through that hurdle then they will want all kinds of questions answered, guarantees of success, firm estimates, more questions answered, estimates changed to fit their idea of what they should be, an analysis of options, more questions answered, and then they misunderstand what a Data Vault is and does. And then more decision-makers appear and you go through the whole process again. Later, your dead-cert, ‘100% will-be-approved’ project gets cancelled or hacked apart unrecognisably at the capex meeting. Why, if a Data Vault is a good thing, don’t they get on with the project already?
The process ends up more like getting a bill through Congress. What’s going on? It doesn’t have to be like this.
Welcome to the world of organizational decision-making. Ironically, a world that a Data Vault is supposed to improve. A world that many technical people are ill-equipped to navigate. We’ve got a hold of some magic Decision-Making Goggles TM (restrictions apply) that allow us to see what’s going on under the surface. This presentation will let you look through these goggles too – by presenting a set of observations about what makes a successful Data Vault business case and how to get a ‘yes’ on the investment.
- Why a business case is both important and irrelevant at the same time.
- Why data vault projects become high-stakes political footballs.
- How to address the problem of ‘getting your own data vault project approved’