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Equip yourself to deliver BI in a fast, focused, and agile way.

Available in ebook, paperback and hardcover editions.  Hardcover edition not available in India.

Foreword by Boris Evelson, Vice President and Principal Analyst, Forrester Research, Inc.

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oday, an organization’s survival ultimately rests on how well (and fast!) it creates value. That’s why decision-makers consistently rate business intelligence as one of their top investment priorities. They depend on information to help them compete in a world where disruption is a constant and speed an obsession. But recognizing the need for BI is one thing. Effectively using it to create value is an entirely different matter.

AWARDS AND RECOGNITION

9 Great Books About Business Intelligece (#6) – Tableau


2018 Top 20 Best Business Intelligence Books (#4) – Solutions Review


2018 Top 30 Best Data Science Books (#24) – Data Science Programs Guide


2016 eLIT Gold Medal Winner – Best Business Reference Book


#1 Amazon Bestseller (12/19) – Social Science Methodology


#1 Amazon Bestseller (6/18) – Library and Information Science


USED IN THESE DEGREE PROGRAMS

USED IN THESE DEGREE PROGRAMS

some testimonials

  • Hyper gets to the heart of BI success: stay close to the business and deliver value fast, even if you have to break some of the rules. This is a must-read guide for any self-respecting BI professional.

    Wayne Eckerson Eckerson Group
  • Hyper provides straightforward, business-oriented insights about how to make that dream a reality. Experience is the best teacher, and Steffine clearly has a lot of it.

    Thomas H. Davenport Author, Competing on Analytics
  • A clear, insightful, and to-the-point strategy for making BI work. This is a must read for every BI professional.

    Jeremy Jackson SimpleBI
  • Steffine moves his readers methodically through a planning and execution process that ultimately delivers the capability an organization needs for quick, dynamic interpretation of information.

    Dave Hanna Aetna
  • Hyper effectively addresses fundamental issues and yields impactful outcomes as a result. Well-written and well done.

    Karan Talwar CVS Health

Inside the Book

Hyper is the essential quick-read guide for busy business and IT professionals struggling to make BI work. Packed with pragmatic advice, proven methods, and real-world tools, this book provides straight talk on how to deliver BI in a hyper-responsive, hyper-agile, and hyper-flexible way.

In it you will discover:

  • Ways to overcome the 4 primary challenges associated with BI planning and execution

  • Methods to create, validate, and communicate requirements that accelerate decision-making

  • How to deliver quick wins that drive end-user adoption and long-lasting solutions

Plus, you’ll find practical tips from years of hands-on field work. Hyper will change the way you think about, plan, and execute BI. For real results, real fast!

Foreword

Foreword
“The Age Of The Customer Demands A New Approach To BI Planning and Execution”
by Boris Evelson, Vice President and Principal Analyst
Forrester Research, Inc.

Section 1

Section 1 – Understanding BI
Chapter 1 – Value Creation
Chapter 2 – The BI Value Chain
Chapter 3 – Value Enablers
Chapter 4 – The Problem with BI

Section 2

Section 2 – The Imperatives for Success
Chapter 5 – Addressing the Problem with BI
Chapter 6 – Unify
Chapter 7 – Simplify
Chapter 8 – Amplify
Chapter 9 – Qualify
Chapter 10 – The Importance of Collaboration

Section 3

Section 3 – Methods to Accelerate Planning
Chapter 11 – Building Requirements for Quick Wins and Beyond
Chapter 12 – Painting the Big Picture
Chapter 13 – Prioritizing Mission-Critical Information Needs
Chapter 14 – Building the Information Universe
Chapter 15 – Validating the Information Model
Chapter 16 – Bridging the Gap Between Business and IT
Chapter 17 – Mapping the Data
Chapter 18 – Creating the Execution Plan
Chapter 19 – Documenting Your Findings

Section 4

Section 4 – Ways to Accelerate Execution
Chapter 20 – Be Quick and Nimble
Chapter 21 – Socialize, Market and Sell
Chapter 22 – Monitor, Evaluate and Evolve
Chapter 23 – Bringing It All Together

Section 5

Section 5 – Beyond Planning and Execution
Chapter 24 – Effective Group Facilitation
Chapter 25 – Thoughts On Information Delivery
Chapter 26 – Another Perspective on Big Data
Chapter 27 – Working With Consultants
Chapter 28 – Characteristics of a Hyper Mindset
Chapter 29 – A Final Word

Resources

Recommended Resources
– Websites
– Research Community
– Professional Services Organizations
– Specialists

The Hyper Toolkit

The Hyper Toolkit is a bundle of the same Microsoft® Word, Microsoft® Excel, and Microsoft® Visio templates I use to create many of the documents I describe in the book.  It’s my complimentary gift to you.

Licensed for your use under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.