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The Data Warehouse Lifecycle Toolkit by Bob Becker, Joy Mundy, Warren Thornthwaite, Margy Ross, Ralph Kimball

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Program/Project Management
BI
Application
Development
Physical
Design
ETL
Design &
Development
Dimensional
Modeling
Product
Selection &
Installation
Business
Requirements
Definition
Technical
Architecture
Design
Program/
Project
Planning
Deployment
Growth
Maintenance
BI
Application
Design
CHAPTER 3
Collecting the
Requirements
B
usiness users and their requirements impact nearly every decision made
throughout the design and implementation of a DW/BI system. From
our perspective, business requirements sit at the center of the universe, as
illustrated in Figure 3-1, because they are so critical to successful data ware-
housing. Your understanding of the requirements influence most Lifecycle
choices, from establishing the right scope, modeling the right data, picking the
right tools, applying the right transformation rules, building the right analyses,

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