Recently, I posted my theory that current Business Intelligence (BI) solutions are lacking a key element: enablement of business users to fully address BI and the data management stack. (Click here for article).
While there is always a need to focus on the elements of People, Process, and Technology to address the current woes in IT tools and solutions, I think our attention today should focus on the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) behavioral model that has propelled Microsoft Excel and Google Sheets to mass appeal – a group of users that need “enablement tools.”
But what does this really mean and how do we achieve it? Rather than posit theories and definitions, I’d like to share a personal example.