Agile BI: Just Enough Design, Data Modeling with Agility Training

  • Learn via: Classroom / Virtual Classroom / Online
  • Duration: 1 Day
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Upcoming Training

11 December 2021

1 Day

Agilists criticize the “big design up front” (BDUF) nature of plan-driven development. Uncertainty early in a project makes BDUF costly and risky. However, the avoidance of BDUF is sometimes misconstrued to mean “no design up front,” which leads to poor quality and high technical debt. Experienced agilists know that what is truly needed is sufficient design up front (SDUF)—enough to galvanize developers around a shared understanding of the problem domain, architecture, and data models. This course introduces an agile modeling approach that strikes the sufficient-up-front and just-in-time balance.

There are no prerequisites for this course.

  • Data warehouse architects, designers, developers, and administrators
  • Business intelligence practitioners
  • Business analysts and product owners

  • Agile modeling values and principles
  • Techniques for determining the right level of up-front design
  • How to avoid overbuilding solutions by designing for what is needed
  • Domain modeling
  • Data model patterns
  • Data smells and the impact of technical debt
  • Continuous integration
  • Safe refactoring techniques for making incremental design changes
  • How to determine the right level of design documentation that is needed
  • Effective collaborative modeling practices for cross-functional teams
  • How to minimize the amount of unnecessary rework through reference and conceptual designs
  • How to establish iteration zero as an agile practice that gives teams the runway to start delivering

1. Introduction

  • Agile Overview
  • Benefits of Evolutionary Design

2. Agile Modeling Mindset

  • The Challenge
  • Purpose of Modeling
  • Agile Modeling Goals
  • Modeling in the Agile Project Management Lifecycle
  • Agile Modeling Guiding Principles

3. Agile Documentation

  • Why, When and What to Document
  • Creating Self-Evident Implementations
  • Documenting with a clear purpose for the right audience
  • Minimally sufficient documentation
  • Negative Value Documentation and Document End of Life

4. Domain Modeling

  • Why, When and Who
  • Story-Gathering Process
  • Defining and Refining user roles
  • User Personas
  • Domain Modeling Exercise

5. Use Cases and User Stories

  • Why, When and Who
  • Use Cases
  • User Stories
  • Use Case Exercise

6. Sufficient Design Up Front

  • How Buildings Learn
  • Iteration Zero
  • Conceptual Data Modeling
  • Establishing Test Automation
  • Continuous Integration Infrastructure
  • Sufficient Design Guiding Principles

7. Data Model Patterns

  • What is a Pattern?
  • Pattern References
  • Why Use Patterns?
  • Drawbacks of Patterns
  • Patterns, Seed Models, and Archetypes

8. Technical Debt

  • Overview
  • Design and Technical Debt
  • Indicators of Technical Debt
  • Prioritizing Debt
  • Technical Debt exercise

9. Database Refactoring

  • What is Refactoring?
  • Refactoring Categories
  • How Refactoring Works
  • Preparing to Refactor
  • How to Refactor

10. Agile Modeling with Data Vault

  • Complexity of Changeb
  • Introduction to Data Vault
  • Hubs, Satellites and Links
  • Data Vault example
  • Data Vault Strength: Adapting to Change
  • Data Vault Principles
  • Why is Data Vault agile?
  • Data Vault Exercise


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Upcoming Trainings

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11 December 2021

Classroom / Virtual Classroom

Istanbul, Ankara, London
12 December 2021

Classroom / Virtual Classroom

Istanbul, Ankara, London
21 December 2021

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Istanbul, Ankara, London
23 December 2021

Classroom / Virtual Classroom

Istanbul, Ankara, London
27 December 2021

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Istanbul, Ankara, London
24 March 2022

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Istanbul, Ankara, London
09 April 2022

Classroom / Virtual Classroom

Istanbul, Ankara, London
23 May 2022

Classroom / Virtual Classroom

Istanbul, Ankara, London