Nov 12, 2014: Agile Delivery for BI and DBA Teams


Dave DuVarney
Agile Delivery for BI and DBA Teams

Many business intelligence teams work within traditional software development life cycles. These cycles follow a waterfall-based approach: Gather all your requirements, do a design, do some development, and then several months later, hopefully there is something for business users to get their hands on. Analytical requirements are significantly more fluid and require a more agile development approach. In this session, you will learn how to set up an Agile BI team. We will cover roles and meeting cadence in an Agile team, tools for tracking user requirements and feedback, and real-world examples of how to break larger analytical needs into small iterations.

Dave DuVarney Dave (Blog | LinkedIn | Twitter) is an independent business intelligence consultant and trainer. He has broad technical and functional BI knowledge and has worked with organizations across the full BI life cycle. Dave has helped clients establish their BI program and run Agile development teams. He specializes in SQL Server Analysis Services, Integration Services, and Reporting Services as well as .NET development.

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