Tim Feetham has been professionally involved in decision support systems since the early Ď80s. Some of his early work embodied the data warehousing concepts that would later be formally defined by Bill Inmon. During this time he has served as a business analyst, project manager, database specialist, data architect, vendor, teacher, writer, consultant, and mentor,. He has won a number of awards and worked on projects that have resulted in multi-million dollar savings, and revenue gains of well over $100 million.†
Interest in data analysis began for Tim while he was working on his M.A. in Economics. He later became a founding member of the board and an extension lecturer in the Data Resource Management Certificate program at the University of Washington. Tim has served as a Senior Research Analyst for The Data Warehousing Institute (TDWI) and continues to write for TDWI as well as TDAN.com on a regular basis. He stays current in his discipline through reading, research, participation in professional conferences, and teaching. Although he has a strong academic interest in the field, Tim is especially on the lookout for practical strategies that can benefit his customers.†
Tim Feetham Consulting grew out of a sideline database consulting practice that Tim started in 1984 and the emerging interest in data warehousing shown by smaller companies. Over the course of his career, Tim has seen such firms with limited resources struggle to build effective decision support environments. Although he continues to work with organizations of all sizes, Timís primary goal is to bring his experience to smaller firms through cost effective business intelligence and data warehousing architectural services, physical database design, and/or assistance in implementing performance management applications.
Tim has completed all prescribed requirements and has earned the professional designation of Certified Business Intelligence Professional (CBIP) at the Mastery level with a specialty in Data Analysis & Design. The Mastery credential is the highest level of CBIP achievement, and is awarded to professionals who demonstrate both the ability to effectively lead a team at the project and program levels, and the skills to mentor others. The CBIP program ensures a meaningful and valuable credential by adhering to a rigorous and principled examination process. CBIP was developed and is delivered by The Data Warehousing Institute (TDWI) in partnership with The Institute for Certification of Computing Professionals (ICCP).