Category Archives: Data Management


At the Agile 2019 conference in DC I facilitated a workshop with about 70 people where we explored the topic of how do you coach an agile data warehousing (DW)/business intelligence (BI) team. To do this we worked through four Read more…


On Tuesday, August 7 I facilitated a workshop about Database DevOps at the Agile 2018 conference in San Diego.  I promised the group that I would write up the results here in the blog. This was an easy promise to Read more…


At the Agile 2017 conference this week Lynn Winterboer was kind enough to invite me to her workshop which explored how to apply agile strategies in the data space.  She did a great job of facilitating the group of about 40 Read more…


Key tenets of agile and lean are to work collaboratively and to streamline your workflow respectively. This includes all aspects of your workflow, not just the fun software development stuff that we all like to focus on.  This blog posting Read more…


There are several values that are key to your success when transforming to a leaner, more agile approach to Data Management. Taking a cue from the Disciplined Agile Manifesto, we’ve captured these values in the form of X over Y. Read more…


For teams that are applying agile strategies to Data Warehouse (DW)/Business Intelligence (BI) development is it fairly common for them to take a Disciplined Agile (DA) Approach to DW/BI due to DA’s robustness.  A common question that comes up is Read more…


This posting, the latest in a series focused on a disciplined agile approach to data management, overviews the activities that a disciplined agile data management team may perform. The Disciplined Agile (DA) toolkit promotes an adaptive, context-sensitive strategy to data management.  DAD does Read more…


According to the Data Management Body of Knowledge, data management is “the development, execution and supervision of plans, policies, programs and practices that control, protect, deliver and enhance the value of data and information assets.”  In our opinion this is a Read more…

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