Big Data, or the large data sets captured by enterprises, is set to change the pace of competition, innovation and productivity in the near future. The challenge for companies of putting the Big Data to work effectively is rising with the increasing volume and detail of information captured by their information systems. Drawing on an extensive analysis of literature this guide provides an introduction to Business Intelligence(BI) initiatives from the practitioner's perspective. Key critical success factors identified in BI projects are then analysed by senior BI experts and in context of their rich experience. According to MGI research to capture the full potential of Big Data companies will be facing a skill shortage gap of people with BI skills. Making the Most of Big Data: Manager‘s Guide to Business Intelligence Success may be the first step for many management professionals in gaining an understanding of how to make Business Intelligence initiatives successful.