Chapter 4

Every Action Contributes to a Better Power BI Experience & About the Authors

As success and usage of Power BI increase, so do the associated risks. Risks like data leakage, dissatisfied users (due to slow reports or incorrect figures), and unclear or rising costs that raise questions for management.

With the introduction of Power BI Premium, responsibilities only grow. For many organizations, management and governance remain blind spots. Even for organizations that have assigned these responsibilities, it can be a significant challenge. Power BI has many facets, and the Power BI administrator is not a one-person show.

To regain control, an organization needs to establish structure in the management and governance of Power BI. This means making agreements, setting up processes, defining roles and responsibilities, actively monitoring, and establishing security policies. An organization in control also knows its (potential) users and supports them as effectively as possible.

In this whitepaper, we've outlined 10 steps that your organization can take. Some of these steps you can start today, such as monitoring your environment and enhancing your security. Other steps require more preparation, like organizing a Competence Center and implementing an onboarding process.

Getting and staying in control is not a project but an ongoing process. Treat these steps as inspiration, not merely a checklist. Every action contributes, directly or indirectly, to a better Power BI experience for your Power BI Consumers and Creators.

About the Authors