Rescuing Failing Data Warehouses: A Case Study and Discussion of Lessons Learned

Many companies have invested significant resources in building out their Data Warehouse environments only to reach a point where they are data rich and information poor. The need to improve their current Business Intelligence environment, from both a functional and technical perspective, offers an opportunity to enhance capabilities to the business and leverage a consistent and structured information analysis environment across the organization.

Once the recognition has been made that your DW has not fulfilled its promise, what are you to do? This session will detail one approach of how a large Canadian organization undertook a detailed analysis with consideration to Business, Technology and Organizational issues as they embarked on their BI “Get Well” program.

Join us to hear first hand field experience from the Program Director that conceived and led in the delivery of the “Get Well” program. This session will cover the following topics:

  • Identifying The Need For a Get Well Program
  • Overview Of The Steps In A “Get Well” Programs
    • Business drivers v. Technical and organizational environment and considerations
    • Determining the scope and approximate costs of the program
    • Milestone and project workstream planning for the overall program
  • Critical Success Factors and Lessons Learned

Speaker Bio

In almost 20 years in the IT industry, Cal Rosen has developed into one of Canada’s BI Thought Leaders with extensive Business Intelligence (BI) and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) expertise based on more than 10 years of hands-on delivery as well as program and team leadership experience in large complex projects. Cal Rosen recently founded ActionInfo Consulting Services Inc. after a highly successful career in various consulting practice leadership roles in the “Big 5” Management Consulting environment (most recently as National Leader of CGEY’s Information Management and Business Intelligence Consulting Practice). Cal is a frequent keynote speaker and communicates his views on business and technical issues in a clear, concise and articulate manner.


The presentation can be requested from Cal Rosen at


Apr 27 2004


5:45 pm - 7:30 pm


Beeton Room West (main floor north end of building) Toronto Reference Library, Yonge Street at Asquith Ave. (one block north of Bloor), Toronto

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