Business Analysis for Business Intelligence (BA4BI) is a somewhat orphan discipline. Many IT analysts believe the classical analysis and development methods will do whereas the customer i.e. the finance, marketing, operations, and general manager to name a few, often readjust the brief as the development is under way. They do this claiming "Now I see the possibilities I can really define my requirements".
The book is the first attempt ever to match the business intelligence analysis track with the strategy process the organisation manages (or sometimes undergoes). Only by synchronising the analysis with the strategy process can we avoid costly rework, disappointed customers and frustrated developers.