Managing a business intelligence (BI) project is more involved than managing other types of IT projects. For this reason, BI project management requires different techniques and methods to succeed. This program discusses best practices for organizing and managing a BI project. David Sterling, CEO and principal consultant for Sterling International Consulting Group in North Carolina, explains the differences between managing a BI project and an ordinary IT project. He covers the products, vendor offerings, and hardware and software requirements. Sterling then details the management phases of a BI project, from getting the original buy-in to project maintenance. This program shows how to make the most of a BI project investment by picking the right tools, effectively leveraging your resources, using effective staffing and training procedures, and avoiding common pitfalls. The program also looks at case studies of successfully and unsuccessfully managed BI projects. In an interview, Alan Parker, CEO of APower Solutions in Atlanta, GA, adds his perspectives on BI project management.