Category Archives: DW/BI


Kurt Cagle recently wrote an article for Forbes, entitled The End of Agile. Although Forbes’ regular Steve Denning responded effectively a few days later with Why Agile’s Future is Bright, I’d like to chime in with several thoughts beyond what Read more…


Earlier today I keynoted at the World Wide Data Vault Consortium European conference in Hannover Germany.  I presented an overview of Disciplined Agile, some of the challenges that organizations are experiencing in their agile transformations, and how their teams can Read more…


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…


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…


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…


On Tuesday, February 26th I ran a webcast entitled Disciplined Agile Data Warehousing/Business Intelligence.  During the webcast we received several very good questions, some of which we had time for and some of which we didn’t get to.  Regardless, we’ve Read more…


In the past few years more and more teams have started to adopt agile approaches to data warehousing (DW) and business intelligence (BI).  We have been at the forefront of this movement, having developed foundational techniques around agile data modelling, database refactoring, agile Read more…


In the past few years more and more teams have started to adopt agile approaches to data warehousing (DW) and business intelligence (BI).  We have been at the forefront of this movement, having developed foundational techniques around agile data modelling, Read more…

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