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Tuesday, August 6 • 09:00 - 10:15
Mission Not Impossible: Coaching Data Warehouse (DW)/Business Intelligence (BI) Teams (Scott Ambler) POPULAR

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Coaching a data warehousing (DW)/business intelligence (BI) team in agile is very hard. Very hard, but not impossible. The cultural impedance mismatch between traditional data strategies and agile strategies is huge - most data professionals still believe in detailed up-front modeling, downplay the importance of user experience (UX), and rarely have testing skills. Data professionals often believe that data is special, that agile thinking and strategies cannot apply in their context. Nothing could be further from the truth.
To successfully coach an agile team an Agile DW coach must have a deep background in enterprise agile, in data, and in DW/BI. They must have the technical skills to perform agile database techniques - including agile data modeling, database refactoring, and automated database regression testing - and be able show how those skills are better suited than traditional strategies to address the complexities faced by data teams. A formidable challenge.
In this workshop we will explore the challenges faced when coaching agile DW/BI teams, the knowledge required to do so, and strategies for successfully engaging with such teams.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Understand the challenges faced when coach DW/BI teams in agile techniques
  • Discover how to take a disciplined agile approach to DW/BI development
  • Learn about proven agile development techniques for database evolution
  • Discover how to overcome the cultural, process, and tooling challenges surrounding agile DW/BI development


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Scott Ambler

Consulting Methodologist, Ambysoft Inc.
Scott Ambler is an Agile Data Coach and Consulting Methodologist with Ambysoft Inc., leading the evolution of the Agile Data and Agile Modeling methods.  Scott was the (co)-creator of PMI’s Disciplined Agile (DA) tool kit and helps organizations around the world to improve their way of working (WoW) and ways of thinking (WoT).  Scott is an international keynote speaker and the (co-)author of 30 books, including Choose Your WoW!, Refactoring Data... Read More →

Tuesday August 6, 2019 09:00 - 10:15 EDT
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