Agile Data Warehouse Design covers step-by-step techniques for capturing data warehousing/business intelligence (DW/BI) requirements and turning them into high performance dimensional models in the most direct way: by modelstorming (data modeling + brainstorming) with BI stakeholders.
Agile techniques emphasise the early and frequent delivery of working software, stakeholder collaboration, responsiveness to change and waste elimination. They have revolutionised application development and are increasingly being adopted by DW/BI teams. This course provides practical tools and techniques for applying agility to the design of database schemas – the earliest needed and most important working software for BI.
The course contrasts agile and non-agile DW/BI development and highlights the inherent failings of traditional BI requirements analysis and data modeling. Via class room sessions and team exercises attendees will discover how modelstorming (modeling + brainstorming) data requirements directly with BI stakeholders overcomes these limitations.
The course teaches BEAM (Business Event Analysis & Modeling), an agile approach to dimensional modeling, for improving communication between data designers, BI stakeholders and the whole DW/BI development team. BEAM provides tools and techniques that will encourage designers and developers to set aside their keyboards and entity relationship based tools and model interactively with their business stakeholders and colleagues. The result is everyone thinks dimensionally from the initial high level data requirements right down to detailed datasets. Developers understand how to efficiently implement dimensional modeling solutions. Business stakeholders feel ownership of the models they co-create and can already imagine how they will use them to answer their business questions.
BEAM helps close the gap between the business users’ data requirements and database design. It allows groups of business and IT professionals to model data collaboratively to not only gather and prioritize data requirements but create a shared understanding of data analytics opportunities and design more flexible BI solutions.
Join Lawrence Corr, author of the DW/BI bestseller Agile Data Warehouse Design for a lively three-day collaborative dimensional modeling course covering the latest agile techniques for systematically gathering Business Intelligence (BI) requirements and designing effective DW/BI systems.
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You receive a free copy of the book Agile Data Warehouse Design by Lawrence Corr.
The virtual seminars and worshops will offered through a live video stream from our video studio. The virtual classroom is equipped with multiple professional cameras and microphones and we have a two person crew available so that we can offer a similar experience to that of the traditional classroom and, more important, still offer interaction with the speaker.
The presenter / trainer will still use his Powerpoint, combined with flipchart and paper, virtual whiteboard and physical whiteboard and will be accompanied by a operator / moderator at the scene. When using the flipchart, the moderator will take care of switching scenes and camera perspective and of switching to attendees to ask questions. When switching to flipchart you will have full view of the presenter and of the flipchart with all text and diagrams crystal clear. And since the presenter / trainer is equipped with a wireless lapel microphone and the questions of the participants enter the course room clearly understandable (amplified), he can answer those questions from anywhere in the classroom and from any camera angle. Asking questions and the speaker answering them can therefore be done just like you are used to in a regular classroom. Because the course room is equipped with monitors, the speaker/trainer also has a view of the online participants during the meeting. This ensures that it does not become an impersonal one-way webinar but an interactive virtual classroom setting.
“Lawrence Corr is a really enjoyable and knowledgeable lecturer. The workshop has a nice variety of team exercises and theory.”
“Relevant for anyone interested in gathering BI-requirements, with a lot of practical models.”
“Great course for people in BI who are looking for a quality set of basic knowledge in DWH design. Combine this with excellent methods to do this with non-technical colleagues.”
“Great course from the business perspective, will make me change my approach to modeling with the business.”
“Very refreshing approach to Data Warehouse Modelling. Speaking the stakeholder language is a big plus.”
“Very complete DWH and DTM training, including Agile Business Communication tips.”
“Great workshop, very inspiring.”
Practically all of our seminars and workshops can be offered as an In-house course for your company exclusively. We can tailor with extra focus on specific topics that apply to your organization. Also available in online format or in face-to-face format with live video stream.