The average data warehouse takes three years to build and costs $3-5 million -- yet many data warehouse project managers are thrown into the position with no clear idea of their roles, authority, or even objectives. It's no wonder that 85% of all data warehouse projects fall short of their objectives, and 40% fail completely. In Data Warehouse Project Management, two leading data warehouse project management consultants present start-to-finish best practices for getting the job done right. Sid Adelman and Larissa Terpeluk Moss cover the entire lifecycle, from proposing a data warehouse project through staffing a team, developing project scope, justifying, negotiating, and marketing the data warehouse project internally, and then implementing the data warehouse. They present real-world case studies identifying the key pitfalls that arise repeatedly in data warehouse projects -- and offer proven solutions for addressing these challenges. The book and CD-ROM contain an extensive library of templates and checklists, plus self-tests to determine whether an organization is really ready for data warehousing.