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Agile Data Warehousing 101: An Introduction to Accelerated BI/DW Development

A session at TDWI 2011 Europe Amsterdam

  • Ralph Hughes

Monday 14th November, 2011

9:30am to 4:30pm (AMT)

Agile data warehousing techniques regularly accelerate BI/DW development by two to four times while simultaneously increasing deliverable quality, making BI application delivery significantly faster, cheaper, and better. In this course, a veteran data warehouse architect and the author of Agile Data Warehousing will introduce a method combining Scrum and XP that employs a wide variety of techniques to free development teams from the quagmire of lengthy specifications, focusing them instead upon the true measure of success: quickly delivered, potentially shippable code. Strategies for rapidly gathering requirements and estimating work quickly and accurately, as well as quality assurance through automated and continuous integration testing, will be central to the discussion, as will be the strategies for advocating an agile approach to a skeptical IT management. The presenter has deployed agile data warehousing in many CMMI-compliant DW and BI departments for the Fortune 500, making this method applicable to even the most formal development environments.

Prerequisite: This course assumes familiarity with basic data warehouse architectures, data transformation processes, and elementary project management concepts.

You Will Learn

In this course, you will learn how many agile adaptations can increase your team's development velocity, such as:

Co-located, self-organized teams
Time-boxed development cycles
Just-in-time requirements
Size-based estimation
Tools for "project management lite"
Test-led development
Automated and continuous integration/regression testing

Geared To

Anyone frustrated with how slow and expensive even the simplest BI/DW projects have become, as well as senior-level participants in data warehousing projects or programs, including program managers, project managers, solutions architects, and lead technical team members

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Ralph Hughes

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