Organisations come in many shapes and forms, so do their needs. Scoping a Power BI Centre of excellence is time sensitive, as nowadays, companies are in constant evolution. The BI journey has many milestones and stages that need to be considered and do affect the immediate and long-term benefits to realise and risks to face.
To realise the vision of a CoE, a common and fundamental requirement is to have support from your organisation’s leadership. CoE is no different from any other investment within a company: you will need to justify its value and why your org needs to invest in it instead of something else: you need a business case.
Power BI CoE is an important concept if it is understood that Power BI implementation does not end when the platform is open and available to your organisation.
Implementation starts at this point.
Centre of excellence is one approach to help the business to maximise the benefits realisation, fast track the ROI, provide an all-round greater experience to your business and minimise the risks and downsides of a flexible, business self-service tool as versatile as Power BI.