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Pro SQL Server 2008 Analytics: Delivering Sales and Marketing Dashboards by Jeff Finken, Brian Paulen

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Chapter 8. Implementation and Maintenance of the Integrated System

In previous chapters, we explored both the functional and technical items necessary and available to successfully implement an analytics solution. Additionally, having completed and reviewed the key technologies available using the Microsoft BI platform, this chapter will provide information on implementing these technologies successfully and maintaining applications following deployment.

Understanding the Project Management Phases

Let's begin by outlining a basic set of considerations and requirements that fit into the phases outlined in Figure 8-1. The methodology we follow is loosely based on the Microsoft Solution Framework.

Figure 8.1. The project management process

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