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Growing Business Intelligence: An Agile Approach to Leveraging Data and Analytics for Maximum Business Value by Larry Burns

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Chapter 16 Sustainable BI

What do you think of when you hear the word “garden”? Many people think of formal English gardens, with their neat rows of carefully arranged and artfully managed blooms. What we tend to forget is that those English country estates employ dozens of workers and spend vast amounts of money.

A garden can be many things. It can be, in Ann Lovejoy’s words, a “toxic monster” that devours time, money, and energy, and harms the environment with toxic chemicals. Or it can be a “green haven” that shelters both humans and wildlife, ...

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