Agile Development of a BI application

Wandering around the web I found a presentation by Soren Burkhart of Hawaii Business Consulting, LLC given at the Rails Conference in Portland, Oregon (May 2007) that describes a classic agile approach to developing a Business Intelligence application for the Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) of the US Department of the Treasury.

It demonstrates the collecting of data from sources and manipulating it into a presentation format. Along the way he interacts with the customer to determine look and feel and builds test cases for now and to allow re-testing when the sources inevitably change. A great little demo of fast and maintainable (rather than quick and dirty) BI reporting development – all in just 45 minutes.

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This article was originally published on BIonRails, another Data Management & Warehousing website

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