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Friday, January 18, 2008

Rational Guide to PerformancePoint Planning Now Available

The Rational Press just have let us know that The Rational Guide to Planning with Microsoft Office PerformancePoint Server 2007 is now available. Adrian has a full chapter breakdown and more here. If you've got to get your hands on a copy of the book immediately you should order it directly from Rational Press. You will find that Amazon and other booksellers will not list the book as available for a few days yet.


It's been around 18 months since Adrian rang me and suggested that we write a book on BSM together. Here we are with our third Rational Guide completed, who-da thunk it. Thanks are due to all who helped us achieve this significant milestone. Tony Mann, Jeff Edman and the team at Rational Press; our tech editors Ian Tien, Corey Hulen and Peter Bull. Thanks also to Bruno Aziza and Bill Baker for their support and work behind the scenes.

A very special thank you goes to our respective wives and daughters, Mary, Christine, Angela and Olivia for putting up with those late night, early morning and weekend absences; we couldn't have done it without them.

...and of course, thanks to co-author, colleague and friend Adrian Downes, to whom I remember saying "you want a book on BSM together, are your crazy?!"


Lance Andrewes said...

Received an email this morning regarding my Amazon pre-order, placed on Saturday: "...You have unique (and excellent, of course) taste, and this item is difficult for us to get our hands on. Still want it?". Of course I said yes, but my taste is unique?

Nick Barclay said...

Lance, I'm sure I speak for Adrian and the team at Rational Press when I say that I sincerely hope your taste is not unique. If it is then there aren't isn't going to be much in the way of royalties coming our way :)


Lance Andrewes said...

I hope so too, Nick. The good news is that Amazon advise that my order has just shipped, thereby completing my unique PPS library. Guess that's turned at least one of your indicators green ;-)

Nick Barclay said...

Touche, Lance :)