adesso has developed its own workshop format for determining the current status of BI platforms. The Interaction Room: business intelligence (IR:bi) is a room that can be physically entered, where all relevant stakeholders, such as specialist departments, IT and management, come together and develop a common understanding of the current situation. This is achieved by visualising relationships on describable maps (canvases), which are developed in the Interaction Room.
This approach ensures that any progress made remains transparent for all stakeholders. Guided by our Interaction Room coaches, all the participants work together using pragmatic models to develop the relevant project content: information needs, business objects, systems and data.
The canvases are processed iteratively and then prioritised, starting with the survey of information needs (features). For each feature, the associated business objects, the source and target systems and the dependencies on other features are then worked out and cost and value drivers are determined.
Throughout the workshop, the Interaction Room coaches advise and guide the group of stakeholders, bringing the knowledge of the participants to the fore and enabling them to achieve the best possible result. After the last iteration – the canvas processing – the next action steps can be derived, which establish the basis for successful implementation.