3 AgileBI Things – Metadata (aka Data Catalog), BARC BI Survey, Agile Poster

by | Dec 19, 2016

Shane writes an AgileBI series called “3 AgileBI Things” published on LinkedIN Pulse. This article below is a copy of “3. AgileBI Things – 2016-17-07“.  Shane also writes on AgileBI concepts at AgileBI Guru.

1. Metadata (aka Data Catalog)

I have always been furstrated at the lack of tools that are available for managing, augmenting and making metadata accessible for users. Looks like the market is finally moving on this with products like Alation appearing.
Great article on managing metadata here:
Managing Metadata in the Self-Service Age

2. BARC BI Survey

The BARC 2016 BI survey results are in, and as always its great reading.
Unless you want to pay a few thousands to pay BARC for a copy, then you will need to give up some of your details to a vendor to get a partial copy. Still worth it to me.
Copies are available from Information Builders and Qlik. (they both have different bits of the report, as they only publish the bits that make that vendor look good.)
Information Builders link
Qlik link

3. Agile Poster

Last one for this week is a cool poster on Agile, awesome piece of work:
Poster on Agile in a Nutshell – with a spice of Lean UX

About Shane 

When the team have time I am nagging them to add new cool features to ODE, our open source data vault automation engine at ode.ninja.
Most of my time is actually spent teaching and coaching customers how to deliver using AgileBI as part of the Optimal Orange team.
We run regular Agile courses with a business intelligence slant in both Wellington and Auckland, you can learn more about these here.

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