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.


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.


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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!


“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


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.