Choosing a Course of Action
In my “people” column, I mentioned creating an advisory council for prioritization of activities of the BI team. This council should consist of high-level leaders from each of the major functional groups across the organization that have the authority to make decisions about the BI budget. Choose these people based on their influence within the organization and their passionate interest in using information for better decision-making. They should have opinions about the most important priorities for their function and the entire business because they will be expected to work together to come up with one list of priorities. The advisory council should meet quarterly as part of a regular process to confirm priorities and adjust as necessary.