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Contributor: James Powell

James E. Powell is the editorial director of and for the TDWI Business Intelligence Journal and the TDWI BI This Week newsletter.


All articles by James Powell

Q&A: The Human Factors of BI

Top-level management support is vital for project success, but it won't guarantee it. Len Silverston explains why human factors in BI projects are just as -- if not more -- important.

The Secret to BI Success: Take a Business-Driven Approach

For two decades, Barb Wixom has been investigating how companies deliver value from BI, and she has discovered an important characteristic that separates the real winners in BI: a business-driven approach.

Q&A: Return on Investment for Information Projects

When it comes to calculating ROI for BI projects, what’s hampering your colleagues and what are they doing right. Consultant, author, and speaker William McKnight explains what you need to know about BI ROI.

Q&A: Patterns of Information Management

Take a holistic view of how information flows around your organization's information systems and enjoy faster decision-making. Authors Mandy Chessell and Harald Smith show us how.

Revealing the Mysteries of Enterprise NoSQL

How is NoSQL different from other databases? What about scalability and reliability of databases and how quick can they come online? We take a close look at several important aspects of today's database technology.

Q&A: Getting Business Process Management Right

What a BPM tool can do, and how to avoid the biggest mistakes enterprises make in their BPM projects.

Q&A: Agile Data Engineering Using Advanced Data Modeling Concepts

How data architects can solve age-old dilemmas with new techniques.

Q&A: Extreme Scoping: A Data-Driven Agile Methodology

The traditional Scrum approach is well suited to developers but not enterprise information management professionals. We discuss a new, data-driven agile approach with its creator, Larissa Moss.

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