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No Such Thing as a Free Lunch

No Such Thing as a Free Lunch

So primarily I was there to meet a few customers, but in true no-such-thing-as-a-free-lunch, I also took the opportunity to look after our guest and write this blog. Now that’s what I call value for money! ulleo / Pixabay The event in question was a fireside...

Forming and Storming

Forming and Storming

I wrote last time about getting a sprint team started. And left the conversation hanging when it came to the ‘team’ part of Agile. The Agile methodology is really well documented; and whilst we’ve bent it slightly to meet the needs of business intelligence...

Getting an Agile Team Started

Getting an Agile Team Started

I was asked recently what working in an Agile team was like. Wow! Where to begin? At the beginning of course… We have a standard approach to enagage with teams new to Agile which we adapt to fit each customer. Initially, the whole team go through a half-day end to end...

Trifacta, What’s New in Version 4?

Trifacta, What’s New in Version 4?

We’ve been loving Trifacta for a while now, enough to become partners last year, so with the release of version 4 I thought I’d have a look at what’s new. Enhanced User Experience Trifacta has always been at the forefront of the visual experience and with version 4...

Data. It’s a requirement Jim, but not as we know it.

Data. It’s a requirement Jim, but not as we know it.

Data requirements aren’t like other functional requirements. Non-data functional requirements can be relatively easily defined; ‘Registered users will be able to login to the system by providing a username and password’. They also fit easily into a prioritisation...

Gathering data requirements, easy, right? Part 2

Last time I wrote a short blog on the type of person who should be at the forefront of gathering data requirements and intimated that there is a particular technique that should be used. I should say from the outset that for a large chunk of my career I gathered...

Gathering data requirements, easy, right?

Gathering data requirements, easy, right?

Gathering any form of requirements is hard work. I know, I’ve been there. But gathering data requirements takes a special person and, as I’ve learnt, a particular technique. Mostly this job gets foisted onto a Business Analyst, but maybe you’re a Developer, Data...

How do data requirements differ from other requirements?

How do data requirements differ from other requirements?

Requirements fall into two distinct categories; non-functional and functional. Non-functional requirements define how the system should behave, things like performance, scalability, capacity, availability, reliability, etc. These tend to be the ones ‘the business’...

Being Agile, Not Doing Agile

Being Agile, Not Doing Agile

One of the things I get asked when talking about Agile data warehouses is the difference between 'doing' and 'being' Agile. I wrote a blog recently with some of the differences that I've come across, but thought it would be fun to try an alternative explanation. So...