Profiles in Performance

Business Intelligence Journeys and the Roadmap for Change

by Howard Dresner

Too many organizations invest in performance management and business intelligence projects, without first establishing the needed conditions to ensure success. But the organizations that lay the groundwork for effective change first reap the benefits.

In Profiles in Performance: Business Intelligence Journeys and the Road Map for Change, Howard Dresner (author of The Performance Management Revolution) worked with several extraordinary organizations to understand their thriving "performance-directed culture." In doing so, he developed a unique maturity model-which served as both a filter to select candidates and as a lens to examine accomplishments.

  • Interviews with people from all sides of the organization: business users, finance, senior management and the IT department
  • Provides a complete picture of their progress from inception to current state

The models, analyses and real world accounts from these cases will be an invaluable resource to any organization hoping to improve or initiate their own performance-directed culture.


  • Wiley; October 2009
  • ISBN: 9780470570098
  • Edition: 1
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure ePub format
  • Title: Profiles in Performance
  • Author: Howard Dresner
  • Imprint: Wiley

About The Author

Howard Dresner is President of Dresner Advisory Services, LLC, an independent advisory firm, and is a recognized authority in the areas of business intelligence and performance manage-ment. Prior to his new venture, he spent thirteen years at Gartner, where he was a research fellow and lead analyst for business intelligence, and served as chief strategy officer at Hyperion until forming his own consultancy in 2007.