To ensure a requirements-driven approach to building the Rensselaer data warehouse, the Division of the Chief Information Officer (DotCIO) contracted with DecisionWorks Consulting, Inc. to conduct an Institute-wide business requirements analysis.
DecisionWorks consultants visited Rensselaer for a 10-day period from September 10th to September 19th, 2001. During this analysis period, 31 interviews occurred with 49 individuals representing a wide variety of portfolios across Rensselaer, as well as a diverse vertical span of the Institute.
Interviews focused on the vision, goals, performance plan objectives, and supporting information and analysis requirements of the participants in regards to their data warehousing needs.
The fundamental goals of this effort were to:
- identify and summarize data warehouse requirements
- facilitate the prioritization of warehouse deliverables
- determine success criteria for the data warehouse project
- ensure that we are properly focused before expending resources and making significant investments.
requirements analysis deliverables