Whether your project is big or small our approach is simple, to empower you to be self-sufficient so you save on consulting fees. Through the use of our BAAM, Business Analytics Agile Methodology, we will work with you team to make sure your projects are done on time and within budget, while also teaching you along the way.

Yes, we are different than most consulting firms and we believe in 6 core values:

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    Having a growth mindset
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    Service to others
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    Integrity and candor and
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    We are passionate, optimistic and fun

Reach out to us to learn why our approach is better and will save you time and money on your IBM Cognos implementations.

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Are you struggling to get your Cognos projects done on time and within budget? Our unique, proven implementation methodology called BAAM, Business Analytics Agile Methodology will help you exceed your executive’s expectations while delivering on time and within budget. This Agile methodology for implementing project uses a collaborative tool called smartsheet. It helps us keep the project on track with open visibility to the entire team. We break your project down into sprints and utilize daily meetings to provide details on what was completed the day before and what is being worked today, removing any barriers along the way. This allows you as the project owner to provide real time updates to upper management and look like a rock star.

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A simple thought process that we couldn’t do on our own, your steps were incredibly helpful.

Your discussion about how to engage your business users greatly improved the analytics at our organization. It changed our discussions with end users away from design and towards analytical needs. It took the development process back to IT, and let the end user focus on the key measures needed to improve their business needs.

Manager of Business Intelligence

"Keep on doing what you’re doing.

Just wanted to thank you for the workshop! The information was very helpful and thought provoking. I say thought provoking because that is probably my main take-away from the workshop.

However, the big “win” is seeing all of these things again (refreshes my memory and reaffirms my belief in these techniques) and the thoughts that it provokes. I am now well-armed and enthused to apply this (or very similar – adapted to our environment) framework here, thus assuring more success in the implementation and buy-in of our reporting and analytics improvement efforts. I had a flood of ideas and follow-on actions that I took away from the workshop…so that we can truly apply these best practices and realize the value of these sorts of project/efforts.

Chris Otterson , Director Business Ops & Continuous Improvement

Lodestar’s training resulted in significant advances in user knowledge and improved functionality of our applications.

Lodestar provided training tailored specifically to the needs of our company. They assisted us in making problematic processes work efficiently and gave us the knowledge to apply those techniques to future situations. They guided us in selecting the best methodology for data transformations and trained us in the use of those tools. We accomplished a lot in a very short time.

Sharon Grubenhoff , Senior Vice President of Financial Reporting, Primerica, Inc

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