Extreme Scoping

An Agile Approach to Enterprise Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence

Author: Larissa Terpeluk Moss

Publisher: Technics Publications

ISBN: 1935504533

Category: Computers

Page: 300

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Extreme Scoping 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.
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Extreme Scoping

An Agile Approach to Enterprise Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence

Author: Larissa T. Moss

Publisher: Technics Publications

ISBN: 1634620240

Category: Computers

Page: 306

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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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Data Modeling for MongoDB

Building Well-Designed and Supportable MongoDB Databases

Author: Steve Hoberman

Publisher: Technics Publications

ISBN: 1634620410

Category: Computers

Page: 226

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Congratulations! You completed the MongoDB application within the given tight timeframe and there is a party to celebrate your application’s release into production. Although people are congratulating you at the celebration, you are feeling some uneasiness inside. To complete the project on time required making a lot of assumptions about the data, such as what terms meant and how calculations are derived. In addition, the poor documentation about the application will be of limited use to the support team, and not investigating all of the inherent rules in the data may eventually lead to poorly-performing structures in the not-so-distant future. Now, what if you had a time machine and could go back and read this book. You would learn that even NoSQL databases like MongoDB require some level of data modeling. Data modeling is the process of learning about the data, and regardless of technology, this process must be performed for a successful application. You would learn the value of conceptual, logical, and physical data modeling and how each stage increases our knowledge of the data and reduces assumptions and poor design decisions. Read this book to learn how to do data modeling for MongoDB applications, and accomplish these five objectives: Understand how data modeling contributes to the process of learning about the data, and is, therefore, a required technique, even when the resulting database is not relational. That is, NoSQL does not mean NoDataModeling! Know how NoSQL databases differ from traditional relational databases, and where MongoDB fits. Explore each MongoDB object and comprehend how each compares to their data modeling and traditional relational database counterparts, and learn the basics of adding, querying, updating, and deleting data in MongoDB. Practice a streamlined, template-driven approach to performing conceptual, logical, and physical data modeling. Recognize that data modeling does not always have to lead to traditional data models! Distinguish top-down from bottom-up development approaches and complete a top-down case study which ties all of the modeling techniques together. This book is written for anyone who is working with, or will be working with MongoDB, including business analysts, data modelers, database administrators, developers, project managers, and data scientists. There are three sections: In Section I, Getting Started, we will reveal the power of data modeling and the tight connections to data models that exist when designing any type of database (Chapter 1), compare NoSQL with traditional relational databases and where MongoDB fits (Chapter 2), explore each MongoDB object and comprehend how each compares to their data modeling and traditional relational database counterparts (Chapter 3), and explain the basics of adding, querying, updating, and deleting data in MongoDB (Chapter 4). In Section II, Levels of Granularity, we cover Conceptual Data Modeling (Chapter 5), Logical Data Modeling (Chapter 6), and Physical Data Modeling (Chapter 7). Notice the “ing” at the end of each of these chapters. We focus on the process of building each of these models, which is where we gain essential business knowledge. In Section III, Case Study, we will explain both top down and bottom up development approaches and go through a top down case study where we start with business requirements and end with the MongoDB database. This case study will tie together all of the techniques in the previous seven chapters. Nike Senior Data Architect Ryan Smith wrote the foreword. Key points are included at the end of each chapter as a way to reinforce concepts. In addition, this book is loaded with hands-on exercises, along with their answers provided in Appendix A. Appendix B contains all of the book’s references and Appendix C contains a glossary of the terms used throughout the text.
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Agile Data Warehousing for the Enterprise

A Guide for Solution Architects and Project Leaders

Author: Ralph Hughes

Publisher: Newnes

ISBN: 0123965187

Category: Computers

Page: 562

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Building upon his earlier book that detailed agile data warehousing programming techniques for the Scrum master, Ralph's latest work illustrates the agile interpretations of the remaining software engineering disciplines: Requirements management benefits from streamlined templates that not only define projects quickly, but ensure nothing essential is overlooked. Data engineering receives two new "hyper modeling" techniques, yielding data warehouses that can be easily adapted when requirements change without having to invest in ruinously expensive data-conversion programs. Quality assurance advances with not only a stereoscopic top-down and bottom-up planning method, but also the incorporation of the latest in automated test engines. Use this step-by-step guide to deepen your own application development skills through self-study, show your teammates the world's fastest and most reliable techniques for creating business intelligence systems, or ensure that the IT department working for you is building your next decision support system the right way. Learn how to quickly define scope and architecture before programming starts Includes techniques of process and data engineering that enable iterative and incremental delivery Demonstrates how to plan and execute quality assurance plans and includes a guide to continuous integration and automated regression testing Presents program management strategies for coordinating multiple agile data mart projects so that over time an enterprise data warehouse emerges Use the provided 120-day road map to establish a robust, agile data warehousing program
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ACCA P5 Advanced Performance Management

Author: BPP Learning Media

Publisher: BPP Learning Media

ISBN: 1509709908

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 674

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BPP Learning Media is an ACCA Approved Content Provider. Our partnership with ACCA means that our Study Texts, Practice & Revision Kits and iPass (for CBE papers only) are subject to a thorough ACCA examining team review. Our suite of study tools will provide you with all the accurate and up-to-date material you need for exam success.
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Data Warehousing 2000

Author: Reinhard Jung,Robert Winter

Publisher: Birkhäuser

ISBN: 9783790813562

Category: Data warehousing

Page: 393

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Data Warehousing hat in den letzten Jahren in vielen Unternehmen stark an Bedeutung gewonnen und ist dabei zu einer der zentralen Herausforderungen im Informationsmanagement geworden. FA1/4r viele Anwendungen, wie beispielsweise Customer-Relationship-Management oder FA1/4hrungsinformationssysteme, bilden Data-Warehouse-Architekturen eine wesentliche Grundlage. Der Tagungsband zur Konferenz "Data Warehousing 2000 - Methoden, Anwendungen, Strategien" gibt einen Aoeberblick zum State-of-the-Art sowohl im Bereich Entwicklung aus technischer und organisatorischer bzw. betriebswirtschaftlicher Sicht als auch im Bereich der vielfAltigen AnwendungsmAglichkeiten einer Data-Warehouse-Architektur. Neben AufsAtzen aus dem wissenschaftlichen Bereich finden sich auch Berichte aus laufenden und abgeschlossenen Projekten im Umfeld des Data Warehousing.
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