Project Description

Development of BI Domain Architecture

Project Description

    Our client, a “big 4” Australian bank, had a very complex data and BI environment.  They were looking to simplify the environment, however, they did not have a complete picture of their current state and, more importantly, lacked an agreed vision of the target state.  This project was initiated to develop a strategic BI domain architecture to guide rationalisation efforts and future investment decisions.

What We Did

  • Engaged stakeholders from all major business segments across the bank and conducted workshops to capture requirements and identify issues and opportunities
  • Facilitated the development of a shared BI vision and guiding principles
  • Analysed the current state environment and compiled an inventory of applications, data stores and technologies by business segment
  • Based on vision and principles, developed a proposed target state that simplified the current environment and met future reporting and analytics needs of the business
  • Engaged with the enterprise PMO and reviewed all in-flight and planned initiatives to identify which initiatives were aligned and those that required action to become aligned
  • Developed patterns for common BI use cases do guide future architecture design

Outcomes Delivered

  • A shared BI vision and guiding principles endorsed by all business segments across the bank
  • Clear understanding of the current state environment, including insights into application, data and technology duplication
  • An agreed target state architecture that achieved significant IT simplification and delivered new, strategic capabilities
  • A view of in-flight and planned initiatives impacting the environment, enabling the ability to act on misaligned projects
  • An A0-size graphical artefact representing the BI strategy and domain architecture ‘on-a-page’ for stakeholder communications

Project Details

  • IndustryBanking
  • Service LineData & Analytics