Power BI adoption roadmap conclusion


This article forms part of the Power BI adoption roadmap series of articles. For an overview of the series, see Power BI adoption roadmap.

This article concludes the series on Power BI adoption. The strategic and tactical considerations and action items presented in this series will assist you in your Power BI adoption efforts, and with creating a productive data culture in your organization.

This series covered the following aspects of adoption:

The rest of this article includes additional adoption-related resources that you might find valuable.

Power BI implementation planning

Successfully implementing Power BI throughout the organization requires deliberate thought and planning. The Power BI implementation planning series of articles, which is a work in progress, is intended to complement the Power BI adoption roadmap. It will include key considerations, actions, decision-making criteria, recommendations, and it will describe implementation patterns for important common usage scenarios.

Power BI adoption framework

The Power BI adoption framework describes additional aspects of how to adopt Power BI in more detail. The original intent of the framework was to support Microsoft partners with a lightweight set of resources for use when helping their customers deploy and adopt Power BI.

The framework can augment this Power BI adoption roadmap series. The roadmap series focuses on the why and what of adopting Power BI, more so than the how.


When completed, the Power BI implementation planning series (described in the previous section) will replace the Power BI adoption framework.

Enterprise deployment whitepaper

The Planning a Power BI enterprise deployment whitepaper provides a comprehensive overview for Power BI implementers. Its primary goal is awareness of options, key considerations, decisions, and best practices. Because of the breadth of content, different sections of the whitepaper will appeal to managers, IT professionals, and self-service authors.

The whitepaper goes deeper into the what and how of adopting Power BI, with a strong focus on technology. When you've finished reading the series of Power BI adoption articles, the whitepaper will fill you in with extra information to help put your plans into action.


The Enterprise deployment whitepaper won't be updated again. When completed, the Power BI implementation planning series (described in the previous section) will replace the Enterprise deployment whitepaper.

Microsoft's BI transformation

Consider reading about Microsoft's journey and experience with driving a data culture. This article describes the importance of two terms: discipline at the core and flexibility at the edge. It also shares Microsoft's views and experience about the importance of establishing a COE.

Power Platform adoption

The Power Platform team has an excellent set of adoption-related content. Its primary focus is on Power Apps, Power Automate, and Power Virtual Agents. Many of the ideas presented in this content can be applied to Power BI also.

The Power CAT Adoption Maturity Model, published by the Power CAT team, describes repeatable patterns for successful Power Platform adoption.

The Power Platform Center of Excellence Starter Kit is a collection of components and tools to help you develop a strategy for adopting and supporting Microsoft Power Platform.

The Power Platform adoption best practices includes a helpful set of documentation and best practices to help you align business and technical strategies.

The Power Platform adoption framework is a community-driven project with excellent resources on adoption of Power Platform services at scale.

Microsoft 365 and Azure adoption

You may also find useful adoption-related guidance published by other Microsoft technology teams.

A wide variety of other adoption guides for individual technologies can be found online. A few examples include:

Industry guidance

The Data Management Book of Knowledge (DMBOK2) is a book available for purchase from DAMA International. It contains a wealth of information about maturing your data management practices.


The additional resources provided in this article aren't required to take advantage of the guidance provided in this Power BI adoption series. They're reputable resources should you wish to continue your journey.

Partner community

Experienced Power BI partners are available to help your organization succeed with Power BI. To engage a Power BI partner, visit the Power BI partner portal.