Agile Methods and Data Warehousing: How to Deliver Faster
Kent Graziano, Snowflake Computing
Most people will agree that data warehousing and business intelligence projects take too long to deliver tangible results. Often by the time a solution is in place, the business needs have changed. With all the talk about Agile development methods like SCRUM and Extreme Programming, the question arises as to how these approaches can be used to deliver data warehouse and business intelligence projects faster. This seminar will deep dive on the 12 principles behind the Agile Manifesto and see how they might be applied in the context of a data warehouse project. In addition we will discuss real world applications of several key agile practices and take a brief look at agile data engineering. The goal is to determine a method or methods to get a more rapid (2-4 weeks) delivery of portions of an enterprise data warehouse architecture. Real world examples with metrics will be discussed.
Kent Graziano is the Chief Technical Evangelist and Sr Director of Customer Advisory Solutions with Snowflake Computing and the author of The Data Warrior blog (http://kentgraziano.com). He is a Data Vault Master and certified Data Vault 2.0 Practitioner (CDVP2), Oracle ACE Director, member of the OakTable Network, former member of the Boulder BI Brain Trust (#BBBT), expert data modeler and architect with over 30 years of experience, including over two decades doing data warehousing and business intelligence, in multiple industries, with multiple architectures. Kent is an internationally recognized expert in Data Modeling and Agile Data Warehousing. He has developed and led many successful software and data warehouse implementation teams, including multiple agile DW/BI teams. He has written numerous articles, authored three Kindle books (including A Check List for Doing Data Model Design Reviews and An Introduction to Agile Data Engineering), co-authored four other books on Data Modeling and Data Vault, and has given hundreds of presentations, nationally and internationally. In 2014, he was voted one of the best presenters at OUGF14 in Helsinki, Finland. You can follow Kent on his blog and twitter @kentgraziano.