One of those rising stars is Christine Hubley of US-Analytics, a full-service consulting firm focused on Oracle enterprise performance management and business intelligence solutions. Christine has been working as a project manager and technical consultant for the last five years, thriving in an environment where she works with and is mentored by senior consultants with decades of Oracle experience.
Christine has become well versed in developing custom client applications and prototypes to support business intelligence reporting, government applications, and customer relationship management (CRM) systems. She’s known on the job for thriving in fast-paced, high-pressure, client-centered project environments.
It’s this drive that brought her onto a complex client implementation where she developed yet another skill: facilitating user adoption. Christine submitted her approach and case study to COLLABORATE 15 and was selected to share her findings with the Oracle community. Read more about the case study here.
The Hyperion Professional Women’s Forum was lucky enough to catch up with Christine and pick her brain on user adoption and her budding career in big data.
Are you looking forward to the presentation? What were the most interesting findings on user adoption from the case study?
I’m really excited about presenting. This will be my first time sharing my experiences with a larger audience, and the topic is near and dear to my heart. To me, the most interesting aspect of this case study is how simple user adoption can be with a little bit of effort and consistency!
How long did the project take? How did it differ from other implementations where user adoption was an issue?
The multi-phase project lasted over a year and user adoption was a focus throughout, as it should be. I’ve worked on projects that were strictly development and you can really tell the difference in user buy-in.
Do you have any tips for any IT department facing user adoption issues?
First, be consistent with your actions and don’t lose the momentum once you start! It’s easier to keep a stone rolling than to get one rolling again after it stops. Also, don’t forget to put yourself in the user’s shoes. Change isn’t easy, especially in the workplace where people strive for a routine. Seeing the implementation from their perspective helps you address their needs.
What led you to explore a career in BI? Your favorite part of the job?
I’ve always been an analytical person, so it’s exciting for me to show clients how to analyze their own data. My favorite part is uncovering new trends in the information.
Advice for young women exploring a career in big data?
Find a good mentor — doesn’t have to be female, just someone who can point you toward the right opportunities.
Read more about Christine’s approach to business intelligence and user adoption here.