Jim Stagnitto (http://www.linkedin.com/in/jimstagnitto) and John DiPietro (http://www.linkedin.com/pub/john-dipietro/0/a7/814) of consulting firm a2c) (http://a2c.com) will discuss Agile Data Warehouse Design - a step-by-step method for data warehousing / business intelligence (DW/BI) professionals to better collect and translate business intelligence requirements into successful dimensional data warehouse designs.
The method utilizes BEAM✲ (Business Event Analysis and Modeling) - an agile approach to dimensional data modeling that can be used throughout analysis and design to improve productivity and communication between DW designers and BI stakeholders. BEAM✲ builds upon the body of mature "best practice" dimensional DW design techniques, and collects "just enough" non-technical business process information from BI stakeholders to allow the modeler to slot their business needs directly and simply into proven DW design patterns.
BEAM✲ encourages DW/BI designers to move away from the keyboard and their entity relationship modeling tools and begin "white board" modeling interactively with BI stakeholders. With the right guidance, BI stakeholders can and should model their own BI data requirements, so that they can fully understand and govern what they will be able to report on and analyze.
The BEAM✲ method is fully described in
Agile Data Warehouse Design (http://www.amazon.com/Agile-Data-Warehouse-Design-Collaborative/dp/0956817203) - a text co-written by Lawrence Corr (http://www.decisionone.co.uk/about/) and Jim Stagnitto (http://www.linkedin.com/in/jimstagnitto).
About the speaker:
Jim Stagnitto (http://www.linkedin.com/in/jimstagnitto) Director of a2c Data Services Practice
Data Warehouse Architect: specializing in powerful designs that extract the maximum business benefit from Intelligence and Insight investments.
Master Data Management (MDM) and Customer Data Integration (CDI) strategist and architect.
Data Warehousing, Data Quality, and Data Integration thought-leader: co-author with Lawrence Corr of "Agile Data Warehouse Design", guest author of Ralph Kimball’s “Data Warehouse Designer” column, and contributing author to Ralph and Joe Caserta's latest book: “The DW ETL Toolkit”.
John DiPietro (http://www.linkedin.com/pub/john-dipietro/0/a7/814) Chief Technology Officer at A2C IT Consulting
John DiPietro is the Chief Technology Officer for a2c. Mr. DiPietro is responsible
for setting the vision, strategy, delivery, and methodologies for a2c’s Solution
Practice Offerings for all national accounts. The a2c CTO brings with him an
expansive depth and breadth of specialized skills in his field.
Microsoft NERD (http://microsoftcambridge.com/) for providing awesome venue for the event.
A2C IT Consulting (http://a2c.com) for providing the food/drinks.
Cognizeus (http://cognizeus.com) for providing book to give away as raffle.