AgileBI, Concepts, Processes and Templates


There are a number of books available that provide insight into Agile in the context of Data Warehouse, Analytics or Business Intelligence projects.  My favourites are below, buy them and encourage these gurus to write more.

There are also a number of thought leaders around the world in the Agile domain as well as in the Business Intellgence, Data and Analytcs domains.  A number of these are very kind and share their ideas and approaches on a regular basis via blogs and online articles.  A list of the gurus I look upto are here:  Leveraging the collective knowledge of others

But what I hare found is missing is a mashup of all these ideas, concepts and approaches onto something that explains the What, Why and How to use Agile to deliver Business Intelligence projects from the beginning to the end.

This site is the live draft of such a mash up.  It is based upon my experience running AgileBI training workshops and coaching customer teams on how to deliver using these techniques.

It leverages the work done by the Agile and BI gurus from around the globe, as I constantly read and digest thier work, adapting it to solve the problems my customers encounter, or a jumpstart to the next level of AgileBI maturity.  Augmented with “war stories”  and experiences I have encountered delivering BI with Agility in New Zealand.

To deliver this I have focussed on the Concepts, Processes and where possible the templates you need to deliver BI with Agility.

As I draft the content map and each chapter and page of the book I will publishing each of them in their raw state.  Then I will update, change, rewrite and refine them as I go.

Be warned I am notorious for bad speelling and bad gramma.  If you see words that don’t make sense in-between these [[ ]], they are my notes to remind me to add more content in that section.

I give my thanks to those gurus that have been gracious to allow there ideas to be leveraged in this site and shared with the world via a channel other than their own websites, books and courses.

To get started I suggest you

Start at the Introduction

Resources from the Other AgileBI Guru’s

Latest Draft Articles


Business Rules

Another of the more difficult capabilities in data warehousing is the definition and documentation of business rules.  And if it is hard when we have months to do it in a waterfall project it is even harder when we have to do it as a small part of a three week...

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Data Layer Patterns

Over the last 20 years a number of patterns have emerged for dealing with the data layers in a centralised data repository. These have typically been attributed to the person who has championed this model, people such as Bill Inmon and Ralph Kimball. These patterns...

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Agile Overview

As a Reader of this site I want to understand what this Agile thing is all about So that I can decide if I should read how to apply it to BI There is a raft of content about Agile on the web, in books, in courses and in peoples...

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Musings, Ramblings and Structure

As a Reader of this site I want to understand what it is about So that I know whether I should keep reading The structure of these articles will no doubt change more often than the words I actually write. My aim is to provide...

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Coaching the Product Owner

[[make them succesfull]] [[make them safe]] [[teach them what they don't know]] [[guide them in the right direction]] [[dont do it for them]] [[dont let them abdicate]]

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AgileBI Before the Build

Once you have nailed how to build an Agile Team and deliver using the Agile Disciplines you will typically jump into the build. [[is this a summary of the chapters or a just an intro???]] [[often have permissions to go straight to build]] [[plannoing upfront]]...

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Time boxing effort as acceptance criteria of last resort

Acceptance criteria for a user story is crucial.  Without it the development team and product owner are unable to agree when they have done enough effort to be classed as Done Done. Without acceptance criteria the development team will more than likely go down...

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