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Agile Data Warehousing for the Enterprise by Ralph Hughes

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Chapter 5

Recap of Agile DW/BI Coding Practices

Agile methods for enterprise data warehousing (EDW) are rooted in the iterative programming techniques that teams use to build departmental-specific or other, single-sponsor business analytics systems. The earliest agile warehousing projects utilized a generic form of Scrum but quickly found that they needed to create additional work roles, such as project architect, data modeler, systems analyst, and system tester. They also found that they needed to adapt generic Scrum with data warehousing/business intelligence (DW/BI) versions of 80/20 specifications, developer stories, and project estimates. Unlike generic Scrum practitioners, agile DW/BI teams commonly pipeline work as it moves between the ...

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