Do your business intelligence (BI) projects take too long to deliver? Is the value of the deliverables less than satisfactory? Do these projects propagate poor data management practices?
If you screamed “yes” to any of these questions, read this book to master a proven approach to building your enterprise data warehouse and BI initiatives. Extreme Scoping, based on the Business Intelligence Roadmap, will show you how to build analytics applications rapidly yet not sacrifice data management and enterprise architecture. In addition, all of the roles required to deliver all seven steps of this agile methodology are explained along with many real-world examples.
From Wayne Eckerson’s Foreword
I’ve read many books about data warehousing and business intelligence (BI). This book by Larissa Moss is one of the best. I should not be surprised. Larissa has spent years refining the craft of designing, building, and delivering BI applications. Over the years, she has developed a keen insight about what works and doesn’t work in BI. This book brings to light the wealth of that development experience. Best of all, this is not some dry text that laboriously steps readers through a technical methodology. Larissa expresses her ideas in a clear, concise, and persuasive manner. I highlighted so many beautifully written and insightful paragraphs in her manuscript that it became comical. I desperately wanted the final, published book rather than the manuscript so I could dog-ear it to death and place it front-and-center in my office bookshelf!
From David Well’s Foreword
Extreme Scoping is rich with advice and guidance for virtually every aspect of BI projects from planning and requirements to deployment and from back-end data management to front-end information and analytics services. Larissa is both a pragmatist and an independent thinker. Those qualities come through in the style of this book. Extreme Scoping is a well-written book that is easy to absorb. It is not full of surprises. It is filled with a lot of common sense and lessons learned through experience.
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SETTING THE STAGE
Chapter 1 Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing
Chapter 2 Why Traditional Methodologies Don’t Work
Chapter 3 Data-Driven Development
Chapter 4 Agile Development Approaches
Chapter 5 Agile BI versus Agile EDW
EXTREME SCOPING PLANNING PROCESS
Chapter 6 Speculation and Scouting
Chapter 7 Scoping the Releases
Chapter 8 Defining the Work
Chapter 9 Self-Organizing Project Teams
Chapter 10 Staffing the Teams
Chapter 11 Planning – Where the Rubber Meets the Road
AT THE PROGRAM LEVEL
Chapter 12 Organizational Impact
Chapter 13 BI Maturity
Larissa Moss is founder and president of Method Focus Inc. She began her IT career over 30 years ago, and since 1988 she has worked primarily in data warehousing and business intelligence. She is a world renown author, lecturer, and speaker on the topics of data warehousing, business intelligence, master data management, project management, methodologies, data governance, and enterprise information management. She co-authored the books Data Warehouse Project Management, Impossible Data Warehouse Situations, Business Intelligence Roadmap, and Data Strategy.