Project checkpoint reviews are appropriate whether you’re in the midst of an initial implementation or sustaining a mature data warehouse/business intelligence (DW/BI) environment. Checkpoints allow you to bring DecisionWorks’ extensive knowledge and experience to bear on your project.
Depending on your requirements and the maturity of your initiative, project checkpoint reviews typically focus on three critical aspects of your environment—organization, usage, and data. Reviews are invaluable to project teams in terms of both confirmation and/or redirection.
During a focused review engagement, a DecisionWorks consultant typically makes a two-day onsite visit. Prior to the onsite visit, the consultant will review background documentation such as the project charter and scope, business requirements, and existing schema. In addition, we ask the client to provide a list of questions, issues and/or concerns related to the project. During the onsite meeting, the DecisionWorks consultant will facilitate discussions of the client’s questions and issues and provide feedback regarding DecisionWorks’ review of your DW/BI environment.
Most clients take detailed notes during the onsite visit and develop written documentation summarizing the key learnings and recommendations resulting from the checkpoint review. DecisionWorks’ will then review and comment on this summary document. Alternately, the DecisionWorks’ consultant can provide a written summary for an additional fee.
A typical checkpoint review project consisting of the background materials review, two-day onsite session, and review of the written summary document is provided for a fixed bid amount of $11,000, plus associated travel and living expenses. Reviews outside the US or reviews requiring more than two days onsite can be provided for an additional fee.