Chapter 7

Balancing between Two Extremes

Agile enterprise data warehousing team leaders must balance the fast starts that shallow requirements gathering allow against the value of the complete specifications that careful requirements documentation efforts provide. A dependable balance between these two extremes can be found in a flexible, incremental approach to requirements management that involves two intersecting value chains of artifacts. The generic agile requirements management value chain employs agile terms and artifacts to guide the product owner in authoring an accurate backlog for a project. The enterprise-capable requirements management value chain allows the Information Technology team members to develop an independent notion of the ...

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