Practical advice I came across from Alan Duncan at the London GartnerBI event.

This resonates with my time as a business user at Hilton. Luckily the SI Sapient and our oen IT team applied these principles.

It also highlights the role of self-service BI to help business users find out what it is they need to analyse and visualise. They soon find out if it's important and if not move on. 

Working with IT it can help spec the formal managed reporting & analytics project