Why is it that the people you most want at a meeting are the ones who inevitably not show up? Such was the case when after 2 years of trying we finally received company financing to get the Kimball group to do on-site dimensional modeling training. The training was great, the benefits of adoption obvious and new energy was pumped into the staff to do things "the best way." The problem? Only one out of the five managers and directors who over-see the staff attended and never really catch the vision of adoption.
So, to keep the vision alive, I created the following power-point (Dimensional Modeling Powerpoint). I've used it a few times over the past year with BI staff and managers who missed the training and with new-hires. Maybe someone looking for a refresher course may find it useful as well.