Agile Data Warehousing : Delivering World-Class Business Intelligence Systems Using Scrum and XP
Rarely does a consulting firm gather its expertise on a subject, especially knowledge as valuable as rapid data warehousing, and place it in a book. This volume distills more than ten years of research conducted at Ceregenics, Inc., on creating development teams that can quickly and effectively develop business intelligence applications.
Given that building and deploying data warehouses can cost millions, Agile Data Warehousing not only offers practitioners financial savings but also shortens delivery times and improves application quality. The Agile movement has yielded exciting innovations for "maximizing the work not done" in software engineering. Generally, however, the movement offers only high-level approaches geared more for data capture systems than for data management applications.
With Agile Data Warehousing, Ceregenics adapts generic Scrum and XP for data warehousing, grooms them into a single, bona fide development method, and demonstrates that the results can pass formal methodological evaluations such as those found in SEI's Capability Maturity Model.
Featured is a six-stage plan for launching Agile warehouse projects that guides data applications professionals step-by-step in becoming a world-class development team. It also describes how to avoid resistance and repair turmoil that introducing a radical method can cause, even for a Fortune 500 company with a skeptical information systems department grounded in traditional project management techniques.
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1 . Practical, creative in some areas
Posted February 02, 2010 by Paul Bates , Deaborn, MiThis book does a good job introducing Agile in general. In addition, they come up with some creative and simplistic deliverables for Data Warehousing projects that prevent you getting bogged down in traditional never ending waterfall deliverables. I have not tried what they suggest but it warrants discussion with the team.
The flip side is that you find out by reading that this is volume 1 of 3 and the others aren't out yet though this first book was published in July 2008
The end assessment is I recommend it as it was instructional and $8 at the sony ebookstore.
Here is a link that summarizes some of the key method points
July 30, 2008
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