Chapter 3

Introduction to Alternative Iterative Methods

Teams will find that they are missing crucial tools if they build a method for enterprise data warehousing (EDW) from just Scrum and XP. Another school of iterative development, lean software development, offers a further seven principles and 22 tools that teams will need in their agile EDW toolkit. A method called Kanban embodies lean development concepts and provides an important, continuous-flow approach to scheduling work from which EDW team leaders can readily benefit. Kanban augments Scrum so well that most teams eventually combine the two methods, creating a hybrid approach called Scrumban. Finally, a method called the Rational Unified Process will offer EDW team leaders another six ...

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