Having a large-scale Power BI deployment in the enterprise level organization might lead to natural troubles with the efficient maintenance and the full adoption of the platform. The promise of the citizen development approach has an inherent risk that without proper governance and guidance, freedom to create reports might lead to risk related to data security, performance drop, data quality, consistency issues, and increased IT upkeep cost. Without proper Governance performance problems, lack of proper control, rework, and licensing cost increase becomes a possible threat.
possible risks you can face
If at least of those statements is true for your organization, Power BI Governance is the right answer to address those challenges.
Upkeep cost is rising
Uncontrolled influx of entities increasing upkeep cost - unused workspaces, lack of standards, obsolete content & data trustworthiness problems.
Your data is not secure enough
Exposure to risk in the areas of security and compliance and potential risk of exposure or publishing confidential/PII data. Also, inability to comply with security & privacy requirements.
Previously done job can’t be utilized again
Lack of standardization or repeatability and non-existent documentation, which leads to the problems with communication and sharing lessons learned across business units.
Licenses are overused
Broad data access leads to inefficient queries and performance problems, and unnecessary use of licenses.
Unwanted data duplication
Unnecessary costs due to rework and duplication of the same information. Policies, standard, and processes are duplicated, duplicative, inconsistent, and confusing.
Time and cost consuming upkeep
Additional effort and upkeep for your IT Teams who will eventually takeover self-developed reports that have been created with limited supervision and not according to standards.
We have the best answers
Clouds On Mars effectively assists in establishing governance standards in your Enterprise so that business users can benefit from citizen development while also maintaining control, security, and low upkeep cost. The full approach to the Power BI Governance includes:
Center of Excellence
Establishing Center of Excellence function responsible for evolution and applications of governance standard and driving adoption of the tool across the organization.
Developing processes aimed at assuring data trustworthiness: data ownership policies, report certification process, data handling, and content protection.
Building and operating Reports Factory to provide development capabilities in case of capacity issues within the business or IT teams.
Report Publishing Lifecycle
Designing and integrating Report Publishing Lifecycle to make sure that data and report are not spawned uncontrollably.
Data and License Usage
Analyzing factual usage of data to optimize reporting capability for what is used rather than nice to have - improving performance and make sure that license tiers are adequate.
Best UX standards
Developing and maintaining CX/UX standard based on external best practices and internal presentation guidelines.
Organizing targeted training sessions for key users on Power BI tools functionality and ongoing assistance in case of questions. Facilitation in building an internal community of experts.
Keeping track and testing freshly rolled-out beta Power BI features to choose only those important form the perspective of your business.
how do we work?
We help our Clients to establish mature Power BI Governance structure enabling them to optimize running cost and maximize value and adoption from Power BI.
Firstly, we schedule a free discovery call first with our Power BI Governance experts. We will go through your current situation and challenges together. This step happens without any commitment, but we will share initial recommendation based on our experience.
We prepare a roadmap for implementing Power BI governance in your organization. The roadmap* contains one-time activities related to technical optimization, processes and ongoing, business as usual activities.
Data ownership and stewardship principles.
Data security and DLP considerations.
Report lifecycle process design.
Immediate optimization opportunities.
User training plan.
Power BI Governance roadmap is rolled-out, activities are conducted, technical optimizations are implemented, and processes are created. Depending on your strategy, Clouds on Mars team can implement the Governance or enables and coaches your own teams to establish your own Power BI Center of Excellence in a spirit of citizen-driven development.
Power BI Governance is in place, preemptive monitoring is established, and Center of Excellence is up and running. At this point, you can embark on a Governance journey on your own or cooperate with us on certain aspects of ongoing optimizations or platform support.
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