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Still Alive

Posted by Alan on September 9, 2008

Right now we currently have 4 PerformancePoint projects on the go (3 Planning, 1 M&A) that have been taking up most of my time.   All of these have tested our skills in some shape or form at some point.   While, it really is amazing what this product can do, don’t forget that it is still a relatively new product and the Planning components are still at a v1 functionality level.   The best advice I can currently give for planning projects is that they will take more time than you think and they will take more budget than you think.   Don’t underestimate these two items.

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3 Responses to “Still Alive”

  1. Peter Eb. said

    does that mean you won’t have budget to visit seattle in october for the bi conference?

  2. Hi Alan,
    totally agree with your post about taking more budget than you think!! we currently have 5 Planning projects running…however, we have got some great learnings that we are trying to include in our new projects kicking off that should help with the learning curve.
    On Peter’s comment, will you be attending the BI Conference? I would really like to meet up with you if possible…we were the other runner up to the Performance Management partner of the year award, and i think we could share a lot of knowlegde…
    let me know…

  3. Alan said

    Thankfully our budgets on these didn’t get so out of whack that I can justify the BI Conference…. 😉

    I will be there along with one of the guys from my team.

    Peter, I still owe you a beer and plan on paying up when I am there.

    Pierre, getting together sounds like a great idea. Lets coordinate as things get a little closer.

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