Just read an article from the Data Warehousing Institute on how to move forward with data warehousing / business intelligence initiatives when you have limited funding and resources available to you. The idea is to use these techniques to provide visible business wins that should translate into additional funding being available for your BI program.
This is actually a 3 part article that looks at the problem from 3 perspectives (click to see article):
- Technology & Tools - How to leverage what you already have / expanding on existing vendor relationships.
- People - The typical roles required on a data warehousing project and how to combine them
- Project Selection - Steer around projects that require significant resources and have high complexity, instead go for the quick wins or low hanging fruits.
Good read for anyone in the field, we don't need a 10 pound sledgehammer to nail a picture to the wall!