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There is much interest in leveraging agile methods for delivering DW/BI applications cheaper, faster and better than traditional approaches. The agility arises from narrowly focused project scope, iterative sprint development efforts, and active participation of business users to prioritize scope and functionality of successive iterations until the desired functionality is achieved.

However, many agile projects minimize the data modeling discipline and architecture principals in order to preserve their short and focused sprints. This often results in a portfolio of disparate, point solutions with considerable data redundancy and data inconsistencies across BI applications. Although each application may serve its purpose and provided business value, the portfolio becomes unmanageable from a maintenance and integration perspective.

Agile development and enterprise integration need not be mutually exclusive. This webinar will outline an architecture and methodology to achieve both by leveraging data modeling techniques, tools, and metadata management.

About Dr. Robert Conway

Bob Conway has thirty years experience planning, designing and building integrated data warehouse/business intelligence solutions on various platforms and tools. His broad industry experience ranges from manufacturing, retail, financial services and telecommunications to oil and gas, automotive, health care and marketing. He developed the robust RAPID Architecture and Methodology and teaches workshops on this and other data management topics. He was an adjunct instructor at several graduate level institutions and frequent speaker at local and national conferences. His presentation style is entertaining and informative.

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