Agile Project Management for Data Warehouse and Business Intelligence Projects

Venue: Residenza di Ripetta

Location: Rome, Italy

Event Date/Time: May 15, 2008 End Date/Time: May 16, 2008
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As you are managing your DW or BI project, you draw upon your past experience as a project manager. But to your dismay, you find that in spite of your experience, your DW/BI project is unusually difficult to manage. The requirements appear to be a "moving target." Communication between staff members takes too long. Assigning tasks in a traditional way seems to result in too much rework. Using a traditional methodology does not work. To top it all off, the Business users are pressuring you for quick deliverables (90 days or less) as they are still “fine-tuning” their requirements. As your project team scrambles to meet those expectations, data standardization is skipped, testing is cut short, documentation is not done, and quality is compromised. The end result is often an independent Data Mart – always accompanied by the promise to clean it up later and to consolidate it with the other silo Data Marts (and Data Warehouses), which regrettably rarely happens. Sound familiar? Is it possible to “have your cake and eat it too"? In other words, is it possible to build an integrated DW/BI environment with quality and still deliver something tangible every 90 days? It is. But you have to set aside some of the traditional Project Management disciplines and try a new approach. In this course, you will learn a new agile Project Management approach for DW and BI projects based on a soup-to-nuts spiral DW/BI methodology.
You Will Learn:
• How to recognize and mitigate common DW risks and identify critical success factors
• How to build your DW and BI applications iteratively using “Extreme Scoping,” which is a software release concept
• How to use a spiral DW/BI methodology to define, plan, and control your projects
• How to organize and empower your project teams, including their roles and responsibilities
• How to coordinate and manage multiple inter-dependent projects under one BI Program
• How to overcome organizational and cultural barriers to implementing this new approach


She is founder and president of Method Focus Inc., a company specializing in improving the quality of Business Information Systems. She has more than 20 years of IT experience with information asset management. Moss is coauthor of three books: “Data Warehouse Project Management” (Addison-Wesley, 2000), “Impossible Data Warehouse Situations” (Addison-Wesley, 2002) and “Business Intelligence Roadmap: The Complete Project Lifecycle for Decision- Support Applications” (Addison-Wesley, 2003).


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