Chapter 19

The Agile EDW Subrelease Cycle

The subrelease value cycle for agile enterprise data warehousing provides eight repeatable steps that EDW teams follow to create meaningful, incremental deliverables during large projects. Steps include machine-assisted bursts of data discovery, application prototyping, defining data dictionaries, ETL code generation, and collaborative analytics. EDW teams can embed data governance and quality assurance functions in the heart of this subrelease cycle so that it extensively supports the enterprise information management work patterns that many companies follow. With agile EDW techniques allowing fast and well-governed development, team leaders can offer their stakeholders an EDW customer’s bill of rights ...

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