I did a post a couple of months ago on what makes a successful BI project which includes the use of Microsoft Office Performance Point Server. To summarise:
Ralph Kimball has published this readiness checklist in his book The Data Warehouse Lifecycle Toolkit which has been on my bookshelf for nearly a decade so nothing new here, except that not many members of the audience at the recent Performance Point sessions of the TechNet road shows had come across this before. The list fits together so you need to tick all of the boxes not just the ones at the top.
For example you might think that if the board want to implement a system or some change , whether manual or IT based then all is well. However without popular support and that recognition of need then you're be flogging a dead horse. I have noticed that this practice is still in use in some commercial and public sector organisations so here is some helpful advice:
I would add that using Performance Point to see how the horse is doing won't work either!