Done Done

Articles that are as completed as I will ever get them.

Adding members to the Agile Team makes you slower

The Issue: As a Stakeholder or Product Owner 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. My Answer: Adding members makes you slower. Initially, at least....

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Done

Articles that are as completed but need to be reviewed at some stage.

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

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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

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Underway

Articles that I am currently working on.

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 are four major stages where the Information Product template is...

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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 requirements.  First, we capture and document the requirements in a...

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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 things in deliverying in an AgileBI way is the use of daily standups to...

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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 elapsed weeks is very very difficult. And by a build I mean from...

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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 managing to deliver a thin slice [[link]] every sprint iteration both should...

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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 difficult capabilities in data warehousing is the definition and...

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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 AgileBI process, where you already have: Permission to have a dedicated...

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Refined

Articles that have bullet points added, which effectively are my acceptance criteria of the content.

AgileBI #6 – The art of Business Agility

The art of Business Agility AgileBI - Podcast 6 Join Shane and Blair as they chat to Any Cooper on his experience working with senior executives to help them introduce Business Agility to their organisations. Connect with us on Twitter | Shane @shagility |...

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AgileBI Podcast #5 – Tips for New Scrum Masters

Tips for a New Scrum Master AgileBI - Podcast 5Join Shane and Blair as they chat about tips for up skilling a new scrum master. Connect with us on Twitter | Shane @shagility | Blair @affman01 See more podcast from Shane and Blair on AgileBI...

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AgileBI Podcast #4 – The art of data story telling

The art of data story telling AgileBI - Podcast 4 Join Shane and Blair as they chat to Kat Greenbrook on her experience doing and training teams on Data Story telling. Connect with us on Twitter | Shane @shagility | Blair @affman01 | Kat @katgreenbrook...

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SAS Global Forum 2018

SAS Global Forum 2018 April 8 - 11, Denver, Colorado, USA   Seven Agile Methods that Help Deliver Visualizations Agilely (and without resorting to being AdHoc!) Using...

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DVEM Rising 2018

DVEM Rising 2018 October 3, Denver, Colorado, USA BEAM & DATA VAULT - Match made in heaven Shane Gibson presenting at DVEM Rising in Denver Colorado USA in October 2018 showing how you can go from the AgileBI BEAM process to an AgileBI Data Vault...

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AgileBI Podcast #2 – Adopting the AgileBI Way

Adopting the AgileBI Way AgileBI - Podcast 2 Join Shane and Blair as they chat to Sam Sewell on his experience adopting the AgileBI way as part of building a new Agile team. Connect with Shane on Twitter @shagility or Blair @affman01. See more podcast from...

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AgileBI Podcast #1 – Thoughts of a new scrum master

Thoughts of a new scrum master AgileBI - Podcast 1 Join Shane and Blair as they chat to Juan Dione on his experience as a new scrum master. Connect with Shane on Twitter @shagility or Blair @affman01 See more podcast from Shane and Blair on AgileBI over...

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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 are four major stages where the Information Product template is...

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Backlogged

Articles that have a title and not much else.

AgileBI Requirements Workflow

 As a BI PractitionerI want to understand what order to gatther requirementsSo that I can gather them efficientlyWhen coaching or mentoring a new AgileBI team on the AgileBI Way one of the first things they ask is what is the standard order in which to gather...

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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 category

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Wireframing to confirm requirements

As a developer I want I want to understand how to use wireframing to confirm requirements So that I can build the right thing Wireframing is a technique we use to confirm two things: How does the user wish to see the content presented? Have we identified...

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Three Agile Testing Methods – TDD, ATDD and BDD

As a Product Owner or Developer I want I want to understand the different Agile testing methods So that I can decide which to useIn the word of Agile, there are currently three methods that can be used to improve our testing practices and to assist with enabling...

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Minimum Viable Product

As a Product Owner or Developer I want I want to understand how a Minimum Viable Product relates to AgileBI So that I can deliver faster and safer One of the ways to deliver quickly is to focus on what is often termed in Agile as a “Minimum Viable Product...

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Test Concerns

When talking about testing in a data project we have to first identify that the testing we need to do is similar but different to the testing we do in application development project. One of the useful way to identify these differences is to understand a number of the...

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Business Rule Templates

When do BI projects that require new data we know anecdotally that once we have acquired the required data from the System of Records the majority of our time and risk is applying code that transforms and/or augments data. In my terminology I call this "doing bad...

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Benevolent Dictator

As a AgileBI Guru I want to understand what a Benevolent Dictator is So that I know when one is needed   The team have discussed it "to death" and are now constantly repeating the same arguements "around and around" More informaiton is neded to...

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Agile Engineering

As a BI ManagerI want to understand what risk and challenges I will encounterSo that I know what I am getting myself into Reducing your delivery timeframe down to 3 weeks, means you need to find ways to automate many of the...

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