Avoid 2 Situations that Can Kill Your Project

  • by Scott Wallask, Managing Editor
  • July 18, 2013
Identify a pair of project killers before they send your user adoption rates into a tailspin.

Low user adoption rates can leave even the most inspiring implementations gasping for air, so project managers need to keep a mindful eye on situations that can lead to trouble.

Rick Grantham, a practice lead for the BI Center of Excellence at EPI-USE America, likes to use a BI maturity model based on material from TDWI to predict when end users might be unhappy with a roll-out. The model traces the development of a BI project by type of system, analytic tools, and architecture, and compares the stages to human growth. This model can also apply to HR reporting projects.

Scott Wallask

Scott Wallask was the managing editor for the BI, BusinessObjects, and HANA content of SAPexperts. He has covered SAP for WIS since May 2010, with a focus on SAP NetWeaver BW, HANA, BusinessObjects, customer relationship management, supply chain management, and human resources. He has spent 19 years as a writer and editor, including stints as a reporter at several newspapers in the Boston area. For 12 years starting in 1998, he created in-depth content about fire safety and OSHA regulations in hospitals while working at HCPro, a healthcare publishing company. In 2005, he won a first place award for best instructional reporting from the Specialized Information Publishers Association for his series on fire protection efforts in nursing homes. He graduated magna cum laude from Northeastern University in 1994 with a BA degree in print journalism.

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