Adventures in Agile Business Intelligence
This presentation will describe one man’s adventures delivering BI/DW projects using an Agile BI style. Here are some of the topics that will be discussed:
- Being Agile versus Doing Agile
- Adapting Agile to BI/DW projects
- Tools and techniques
- Just Enough Data Modelling
- Test Driven Development
- Automating Everything: Continuous Integration
I’ve been working in the Business Intelligence / Data Warehouse industry since 1995 and I’ve covered all of the roles: user, developer, tester, requirements analyst, systems analyst, project manager, architect, and manager. Since incorporating Digi Consulting Inc in 2004, I’ve been working as an independent consultant. Up to a few years ago, all of my projects used the classic waterfall approach.
My eyes were opened after taking a TDWI Agile BI course in 2012. Since that 4 day course, I truly believe that Agile is the best way to deliver maximum value for BI/DW/Analytics projects. It is the way to answer YES to the following questions:
1. Are you delivering innovative business intelligence solutions to end users?
2. Are you excited about going to work everyday?
I’m determined to spend the rest of my career steering clear of failing BI/DW projects and answering YES to these two questions.
Mario DiGiovanni, Digi Consulting Inc
Mario Di Giovanni, Adventures in Agile DW/BI