How to Sell Senior Management on a Data Warehouse
The real benefits of data warehousing are indirect: the ability for your company to make better, faster decisions that will save money and increase revenue.
Info-Tech Research Group's Data Warehouse Business Plan template, designed for both an IT and business audience, assists in the creation of a data warehouse business plan for the enterprise. The template also provides opportunities for documenting business justifications for additional projects associated with the implementation of these specialized databases, such as those for ETL or data quality.
The goal of creating the data warehouse business plan through this template is to "quick-start" specific, related projects at the same time that business intelligence strategies develop.
In addition, the template isn't designed just to define the initial project scope; it can be reused as new data warehousing projects and strategies emerge.