Adding members to the Agile Team makes you go slower

As a Stakeholder or Product Owner I want I want to understand if constantly adding Agile Team members is a good idea So that I can have a valid conversation with my Product Owner and Scrum Master...

The Agile Team member should know what they are working on and why

As a AgileBI Coach
I want I want to understand how to determine if the AgileBI Team are in a healthy state
So that I can keep the sprint team engaged

Who should attend Steering Committees?

As a Stakeholder or Product Owner
I want to understand who should attend the steering committee
So that I know I have the best representation

Project Managers who have done standups

As a Stakeholder or Product Owner
I want to understand what experience a Project Manager needs
So that I know if they are suitable as a scrum master

Remote Scrum Masters

As a Stakeholder or Product Owner
I want some examples of things that can fail in AgileBI
So that I know what to watch out for

The challenges and risks of being an Agile BI Manager

As a BI Manager
I want to understand what risk and challenges I will encounter
So that I know what I am getting myself into

5 Factors In Agile BI

As a Stakeholder or Product Owner
I want to understand 5 things that will promote an AgileBI approach
So that I can include them in how we do things

The Big Guess Up Front (BGUF)

As a Stakeholder or Product Owner
I want to understand where the traditional planning documents fit in the AgilebI process
So that I know when I need to have them created

The death of the 100 page BI Strategy

As a Stakeholder or Product Owner
I want to understand where the BI strategy fits into the AgileBI process
So that I know when I need to have it created

No Meetings

As a BI Manager or Scrum Master
I want to understand how to deal with ‘meetings’ in an AgileBI project
So that I can change the team’s negative view on collaboration

Agile Myths

As a BI Manager
I want to understand what the common Agile Myths are
So that I know how to identify them when they are referenced

Information Products

As a Developer
I want to understand how to capture content reqiurements quickly
So that I can estimate their size and obtain a priority for the order to deliver

AgileBI Delivery

As a BI Practitioner
I want to understand how to deliver in an AgileBI way
So that I can deliver faster and with less risk

AgileBI Team

As a BI Practitioner I want to understand what an AgileBI team is and isn't So that I know how to form and storm one Building a self organising team is one of the key factors required to...

AgileBI Discipline

As a BI Practitioner
I want to understand what AgileBI Disciplines are
So that I know what Disciplines to follow (and what Disciplines not to)

AgileBI

As a BI Practitioner
I want to understand what AgileBI is and how it differs to Agile
So that I know what techniques to use (and whihc techniques not to)

AgileBI Process

As a BI Practitioner
I want to understand what AgileBI processes are
So that I know what processes to implement (and what processes not to)

Introduction

As a Reader of this site
I want to understand what it is about
So that I know whether I should keep reading

Information Products – Gather Size and Prioritise

  As a Developer I want to understand how to run the Information Products workshops So that I can deliver reqiurements quickly Information Products As outlined in the Information Product post there...

Stakeholder Onion

As a product owner I want I want to understand how to identify my stakeholders So that I know who can tell me what to do and who to tell what we are doing Other Blogs from this...

Gathering Data Requirements

As a scrum master I want I want to understand how to make retrospectives fun So that I can keep the sprint team engaged The Data Requirements Gap There are two typical challenges when we gather data...

Standups should be open not closed

As a Stakeholder or Product Owner I want I want to understand who can attend a standup So that I can ensure we are following an Agile approach Standups One of the many key...

The Danger of Pipelining and Time Slicing

As a BI Manager I want to understand the impact of pipelining the Agile teams workflow So that I know if it is an approach I wish to use Managing to complete an AgileBI build in three...

Agile Engineering

As a BI Manager I want to understand what risk and challenges I will encounter So that I know what I am getting myself into Reducing your delivery timeframe...

Requirements

As a Developer
I want to understand how to gather requirements
So that I can actually use them to deliver something of value

BEAM meets Data Vault and wham bam thank you ma’am 

As a Developer I want to understand who I can leverage BEAM and Data Vault together So that I can develop faster and safer. Whether you are pipelining [[link]] your Agile delivery or you are...

Business Rules

As a Developer I want to understand how to document business rules So that we can increase the speed of delivery Another of the more...

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

Time boxing effort as acceptance criteria of last resort

As a Product Owner or Developer I want I want to understand how to deal with a lack of clear acceptance criteria So that I don't delay delivery Acceptance criteria for a user...

Before the build

As a BI Manager I want to understand what risk and challenges I will encounter So that I know what I am getting myself into Ideally you can jump straight into the delivery stage in the...

Leveraging the collective knowledge of others

As a Reader of these articles
I want I want to understand who authored them
So that so I can give credit where credit is due

Information Product Roadmap

As a Product Owner I want to understand how to visualise the delivery roadmap So that stakeholders will feel comfortable we have a long term plan...

Making Retrospectives Fun

As a scrum master
I want I want to understand how to make retrospectives fun
So that I can keep the sprint team engaged

Fit for purpose documentation

As a Developer I want to understand what level of documentation should be delivered So that I know how much to do and what not to do ...

Scaling AgileBI Teams 

[[collaboration and collisions]] [[scrum of scrims for ltd of teams, aka sAfe]] [[where do the multiple teams have to talk together, daily stand ups, retrospectives, demo day]] [[two much detail,...

Mega Visioning

With the death of the 100 page Business Intellgience strategy how do you get your stakeholders to come on the journey and agree to invest in the time for your AgileBI to create new data and content...

Data Discovery

As a Developer I want to understand when and how to understand the source data So that I can be sure I can build the things in the users stories and as an input to the estimate of the effort...

Guided Products vs Discovery Products

As a AgileBI Developer I want to understand the different types of content that can be delivered So that I know when to use each type When developing content for end users,...

The Journey

As a Reader of these stories
I want I want to understand what brought you to create this website
So that I can decide if you have a background that means you can talk with authority about this subject

Templates

There are a number of templates we have made available and referenced throughout the AgileBI stories.  

AgileBI: Concepts, Processes Patterns and Templates

The What

 

This site is a mashup where I post my thoughts on Concepts, Processes and Templates that enable you to deliver Data, Analytics and Content in an Agile way.

 

The Why

 

 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 follow 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.

The How

 

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 approaches.

It leverages the work done by the Agile and BI gurus from around the globe, as I constantly read and digest their 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.

When I find the time I create new articles, or refine the current articles to provide more context.

Like all good Agile Team’s the site and content is constanly evolving, enjoy.

 

To get started I suggest you

Resources from the Other AgileBI Guru’s