So the decision is to build/develop some kind of BI model, let’s assume it’s Sales model. How do you begin? Where do you go? What? Where? How!? Well, as I mentioned in previous posts you should know the business. After you learned it, start to interview your main users, I usually start with the “field” personal.
First, those people usually knows best the processes, all the tricks and always can refer you to those unique information sources that you will need.
Congratulations!!! So you are starting a BI project, or doing some analysis or looking for patterns. You may receive a Specification Document or after a couple of interviews with your customers/users (there will be a separate post on how to interview your future users and how to write a specification Document) you wrote a requirement document or perhaps you were asked a question that required some data mining or analysis. The most important thing is to start getting to know t