Data Warehousing Readiness Assessment

Survey Questions

1.

I understand and support the business goals for the data warehouse.

2.

I understand the term "business process."

3.

We have a formal data warehouse development methodology.

4.

The business people understand the important role of information in business processes.

5.

I know who is sponsoring our data warehouse initiative.

6.

The business units are ready and willing to participate in data warehouse development.

7.

Our Information Technology (IT) organization understands the business role of the data warehouse.

8.

The IT organization has the knowledge and skills to apply the warehouse development methodology.

9.

The business units can identify and name their products.

10.

The sponsor of the data warehosue initiative is an executive in an area that will be directly affected by the warehouse.

11.

The IT organization understands the concept of business processes.

12.

I understand the business drivers that generate interest in and desire for a data warehouse.

13.

The sponsor knows what is needed by the IT organization for a successful data warehouse project.

14.

The IT organization has standards compatible with the warehouse development methodology.

15.

I can identify the main processes in our business.

16.

The business units are prepared to assume an active role in building the data warehouse.

17.

The sponsor will do whatever is necessary to ensure success of the data warehouse initiative.

18.

I understand the kinds of results that must be produced by a warehouse development project.

19.

The business units are able to describe information needs that are not currently being satisfied.

20.

The sponsor will ensure that the warehouse is a business resource owned by the business units.

21.

I understand my role and responsibilities in data warehouse development.

22.

The IT organization will help to obtain and support the right data warehouse technology.

23.

The business units understand their roles and responsibilities in warehouse development.

24.

The business units can describe themselves in terms of business process responsibilities.

25.

I believe that data warehousing can help to achieve the stated business goals.

26.

The sponsor will ensure that business units have both time and responsibility to lead the data warehouse project.

27.

The sponsor has a full and active interest in the success of the data warehouse initiative.

28.

I understand the data warehouse development methodology.

29.

I understand the role of information in executing business processes.

30.

The business units are prepared to lead the initiative and assume ownership of the delivered data warehouse.

31.

The sponsor has a good working relationship with the IT organization.

32.

Our IT organization actively supports data warehousing for the right business reasons.

33.

The IT organization focuses applications toward support of business processes, not business units.

34.

I believe that the sponsor understands the cost and effort required to build and operate a data warehouse.

35.

Our IT organization can ensure the quality of data warehouse deliverables.

36.

The business units know who are the customers that use their products.

37.

I understand the role of the data warehouse in changing business processes.

38.

The sponsor understands how the business units will be affected when the warehouse is delivered.

39.

The IT organization selects technology to help the business achieve its mission and goals.

40.

Critical business information needs cannot be met with access to operational databases.

41.

The sponsor understands the changes that must occur for an IT organizatiion to build and support a data warehouse.

42.

I understand the role of business processes in producing information.

43.

The business units understand that the data warehouse may change how they do business.

44.

The IT organization is willing to provide support in a project led by business organizations.

45.

The sponsor understand the time and resource demands that warehouse development will place on the business units.

46.

I have previous experience using some type of formal development methodology.

47.

The IT organization can adapt the methodology to fit needs unique to our project.

48.

I believe that the sponsor has established realistic business goals for the data warehouse.

49.

The sponsor understands and values the role of technology in meeting business objectives.

50.

I am prepared to do whaterver is asked of me to achieve data warehouse success.

51.

The business units envision how their information needs will be translated into a data warehouse.

52.

The IT organization understands the planned business roles of the data warehouse.

53.

The IT organization worked with business units to select a warehouse development method.

54.

I understand the value of information when managing business processes.

55.

The business units openly share information across organizational lines.

56.

The IT organization is prepared to support the data warehouse when it is delivered.

57.

The sponsor will help the IT organization acquire needed skills, knowledge, and technology.

58.

The business units understand the need for a warehouse development methodology.

59.

Affected business units believe in and support the data warehouse initiative.

60.

Our IT organization effectively supports changing business requirements.


Last Modified: Sunday, March 23, 2003 8:35 AM