Power BI governance
Reconcile your users’ need for autonomy with the need to manage the availability, relevance, integrity and security of your data
Self-service promises to free users from IT dependence and make them self-sufficient throughout the entire analytical content production cycle... But more freedom also means more responsibilities.
| Proliferation of data silos
|| Incoherent definitions
| Contradictory reports
|| Errors in analysis and interpretation
| Uncertain quality of data
|| Traceability of complex data
| Increasing performance issues
|| Security breach or lack of security
Identifying a governance problem
CSome business lines are already using Power BI to distribute content
Personal gateways are being installed on workstations to download tens, if not hundreds, of gigabytes daily
IT teams whose time is monopolized by traditional BI work are not sufficiently involved
Users are frustrated by the lack of support and guidance
A multitude of out-of-control source files are proliferating across SharePoint, OneDrive, network drivers and workstations
Serf-service data infrastrucure lacking oversight and control
Security policies and restrictions are being circumvented or ignored
While the success of self-service is clearly impossible without technology, the real key to succeeding lies in proper organization, collaboration among key players (IT and business lines) and the rules that govern all of these processes.
The debate over too-strict standards and too much flexibility can be resolved by implementing organizational rules that are accepted and respected by all. The goal is to provide users with a high-performance self-service Power BI platform while establishing a reasonable and acceptable governance concept.
This is how EXIA supports its clients, helping them to change and create the right conditions for a healthy, efficient and sustainable self-service.
The EXIA solution
The art of self-service is about finding the right balance between freedom and control, flexibility and standards, self-service and governance.
When it comes to governance, there is no single universal recipe. Each environment has its own particularities – actors, processes, organization, technologies, architecture – that must be considered when developing a governance model that is appropriate and adapted to the operation of the organization.
With this aim in mind, EXIA proposes a pragmatic 5-step approach, adaptable to your context and specific needs.