Maturity Assessment

Update 2015: Forrester’s BI Maturity Assessment Tool

December 16th, 2015
With contributors:
Holger Kisker, Ph.D. , Sophia Christakis


Forrester recommends using this business intelligence (BI) maturity assessment tool at the beginning of any BI initiative to help you better understand your current state and strategic priorities. Forrester’s definition of BI is broad: BI is a set of methodologies, processes, architectures, and technologies that transform raw data into meaningful and useful information that enable more effective strategic, tactical, and operational insight and decision-making. When answering the questions in this assessment tool, please consider all relevant processes and technologies, such as data integration, master data management, data warehousing, performance management, reporting, dashboards, and analytics. BI maturity assessments are critical in planning an effective BI strategy. Forrester’s BI maturity self-assessment tool represents the first component of Forrester’s BI maturity self-assessment model. Forrester recommends that application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals working on BI projects use this tool to assess the maturity of their current-state environments.

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