• http://www.analytic-or.com Jay Adamsson

    Nice summary. However, although you’ve laid it out from basic to more advanced stages, often before the first step is taken, you need a business owner or executive with the vision to see the final stage. They want something that has an impact on their business and decision making, and are often unwilling to make any investment in stage 1 otherwise.

  • http://www.cardinalpath.com David Booth

    Absolutely Jay – the high level buy-in and layers of accountability and governance are essential to overall success. We’ve found that showing some very real examples and case studies of what’s possible as you move towards the end of the line help solidify alignment (and budgets) for the less sexy, but still essential, technical and governance foundations that get you started down the right path.