What's Next in Information Technology Management



 2644 W Colfax Ave

Denver,CO 80204

Just across the street from the south parking lot, Sports Authority Field at Mile High

3:00 pm - Registration and networking
3:30 - 4:15 Presentation
4:15 - 4:45 discussion and networking











Register for the Tuesday May 10, 2016 SIM-Next Meetup

SIM-Next Meetup

Tuesday, May 10, 2016
3:00 pm - Registration and networking
3:30 - 4:15 Presentation
Beverage and Appetizer included

Original Brooklyn's at Mile High
2644 West Colfax Avenue, Denver, CO

Business Intelligence
Strategies to get to meaningful reporting in complex project environments
Joost Bakker, Principal at SCI & Better Practice

Many Business Intelligence efforts start with a lot enthusiasm and energy.

  • Everyone will be self serving and user will no longer need help from IT to create reports.

  • All the information you ever need, will be at your fingertips.

  • We will move from data to real information.

These are just a few statements heard many times over the years.  However, when the project or program is finally completed, the optimism has been replaced by skepticism, the lofty goals adjusted downwards, and users are tired and settle for the minimally needed reports to get by. The days where people got excited about the new possibilities seem long gone.

Why does that seem to happen way too often? Can we do anything to prevent that from happening?  Project environments have become more complicated; long gone are the days of building systems from scratch, on-premise with a co-located dedicated team. When teams and projects become a mix of permanent staff, third party vendors & contractors, who are sometimes even half the world away, or may not be dedicated to the project full time, more diligent action is required for project success. This presentation highlights common pitfalls and how to avoid them when it comes to Business Intelligence projects. It provides tools and pointers to set teams up for success and on a path to meaningful and helpful reporting.

Joost Bakker is a principal at SCI & Better Practice, a consulting and team development firm whose mission is to improve success rates and ROI for team based efforts.
Joost is a PMP (Project Management Professional), a certified Birkman Consultant and has a history of success in developing and implementing large and small Business Intelligence solutions for private sector and government entities.

2644 W. Colfax Ave. is a frontage road, South of the Bronco Football stadium. Just across the street from the south parking lot, Sports Authority Field at Mile High.  From I-25 or Federal Blvd, approach the stadium on 17th Ave. and head south on Mile High Stadium Drive.  Go under new Colfax Ave. to old Colfax Ave.


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