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Successful Business Intelligence: Secrets to Making BI a Killer App by Cindi Howson

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Chapter 10Agile Development

Agile development is one of those secrets to successful business intelligence that emerged only from a study of common themes in the successful BI case studies. It is not something I surveyed people about. Don’t be surprised if you have never heard of agile development: it is not something taught even to newly certified project management professionals.1

Waterfall Development Process

Traditional systems development projects follow a waterfall project approach: a set of tasks is completed, and then another set, until several months or years later, you have a working piece of software (see Figure 10-1). The waterfall approach is heavy on defining requirements precisely upfront. The thinking goes that if you get your ...

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