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Agile Data Warehouse Design: Collaborative Dimensional Modeling, from Whiteboard to Star Schema Paperback – November 24, 2011
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Lawrence and Jim show how dimensional design is tailor made for agile software development, with its emphasis on business value and on getting to results. But don't skip this book just because you think agile is not for you. If you make use of dimensional models, you can make use of their methods.
A solid contribution, both to the world of agile software development, and to the cannon of dimensional modeling. If you've enjoyed any of my books, I am sure you will enjoy this one as well.
Why are these my "Big Three" BI/DW authors, and why does Lawrence Corr deserve to join the list? The numerous Kimball Group books and the three Adamson books all provide a useful blend of theoretical and practical information and techniques to guide the DW/BI professional in creating systems that are affordable, maintainable, accurate, and useful to clients. In his new book, Corr fills in a critical missing component: how to effectively engage business and technical personnel in a dialogue to perform agile design where the emphasis is on content, understandability, rigor, and usefulness, instead of on producing reams of documentation. In short, this book is about agile dimensional design including "why" and the all-important "how to" with supporting templates.
Though many of the book's topics are previously addressed by other authors, Corr expands upon these and presents a large set of fresh ideas and techniques that are robust and adaptable, while incorporating the concepts of the Agile Manifesto. He provides an emphasis on collaboration and flexibility, not just on theoretic agility, while adapting a method called BEAM* (Business Event Analysis & Modeling) for dimensional design.Read more ›
Unlike some other technical texts, the authors really do walk the reader through the material one step at a time, with no skipping around between topics that many readers complain about elsewhere. Other than the step-by-step aspect of this book, another reason I found this book so well put together are the abundant, well-placed diagrams throughout that greatly add to the material. Although what initially got me interested in this text is the agile process surrounding data warehousing, the chapters on dimensional design patterns for performance, flexibility, and usability compliment well the book that I currently consider the best on the traditional data warehouse star schema, "Star Schema: The Complete Reference" by Christopher Adamson (see my review).Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I thought the book was extraordinary. The approach is both revolutionary and practical. The book is well designed with the margin notes, summaries and outlines. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
This book was first recommended within our group by one of our colleagues as mandatory reading for all our BI Developers and Analysts. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Reed Grosvenor
Good book but I would prefer to have more stuff about Agile project planning than the design of dwh itself...Published 13 months ago by Karl Blacquière
The book is a great guide to simplifying the modelling technics of the Kimball methodology, especially regarding the gathering of user requirements. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Sergio Heller
Reading is a little tedious, and while I think the BEAM* notation is a great idea, it's a little overly complicated. Read morePublished 19 months ago by David Lee Roberts
The methods and techniques on agile DW design incorporated in this book are the first serious, substantial and practical insights in the area of dimensional modeling and data... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Amazon Customer
We use Agile Data Warehouse Design at work. It is now our standard and be are successfully using it with our clients and teaching it to them. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Steven
So good I bought a copy for everyone on the team. Even if you are doing some/all of the practices, it provides a referenced structure for everyone to adopt and communicate around.Published 20 months ago by Shawn Mehan