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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 6
Introducing
Dimensional
Modeling
B
eginning with this chapter, you embark on the data track of the Kimball
Lifecycle. The majority of the effort required to build the data warehouse/
business intelligence (DW/BI) system is expended in this track of activities, so
it’s critical that you get started on the right foot with a properly designed data
model that addresses the business requirements.
The authors of this book have spent most of their careers, going back to
the early 1980s, designing and using databases that support the business’s

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