Agile BI: Value-Driven Data Warehousing and BI Training

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  • Duration: 1 Day
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This introduction to agile for DW/BI teams aligns agile values and principles with BI/DW delivery; reviews both iterative (Scrum) and flow-based (Kanban) methods; and clarifies roles, responsibilities, and relationships in the agile BI/DW project community. The class also provides guidelines, examples, and practice on how to write and slice effective agile BI/DW requirements into effective user stories.

There are no prerequisites for this course.

  • Data warehouse and BI project managers
  • Directors and leaders
  • Architects, designers, developers, and administrators
  • Testers
  • Business intelligence practitioners
  • Business analysts and product owners

  • Story point estimation
  • Story prioritization techniques
  • Product backlog grooming
  • Capacity-based planning
  • Story conferencing
  • Sprint backlog creation and commitment
  • Team roles and responsibilities
  • Team self-organization and self-management
  • Kanban and scrum
  • Feature showcase practices
  • Retrospectives for continuous learning and improvement
  • Writing good BI/DW user requirements/stories
  • Slicing epics into smaller stories

1. Introduction

  • Agile Overview
  • Agile Manifesto Exercise

2. How Scrum Works

  • Scrum Overview
  • Product Backlog Prioritization
  • Product Backlog Management
  • Story Conferencing
  • Sprint Tracking
  • Capacity-based Planning
  • Daily Scrum
  • Project Monitoring
  • Sprint Showcase
  • Executive Showcase
  • Sprint Retrospective
  • Adapt and Close

3. Scrum and Kanban

  • Lean & Agile Principles
  • Scrum Basics vs. Kanban Basics
  • Kanban Example
  • Kanban Metrics
  • Value Stream Mapping
  • Limiting WIP
  • Scrum and Kanban Cadence
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Scrum & Kanban Summary
  • Kanban Exercise

4. User Stories

  • Capabilities to Stories
  • User Story Template
  • Well-Written Stories
  • Stories are Not Requirements
  • Architecturally Complete Stories
  • User Story Exercise

5. Story Slicing

  • Epics
  • Slicing Epics
  • Anti-Stories
  • Ridiculously Thin-Slicing
  • This-Slicing Points in the DW/BI Architecture
  • Story Slicing Exercise

6. Relative Estimating

  • Agile Estimating & Conventional Estimating
  • Absolute vs. Relative Estimating
  • T-Shirt Sizing
  • Story Point Estimating
  • Estimating Poker

7. Building Project Community

  • The Agile Project Community
  • Self-Managing and Self-Organizing Teams
  • Shared Values: Team Working Agreements
  • Honoring Commitments
  • Visual Controls
  • Agile Roles


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