Expect chaos.

Whether you're a CIO or an IT employee, Agile methods can help your team innovate and excel in a world in which data warehousing, business intelligence and analytics are becoming a more important part of the IT ecosystem. In the book, Agile Analytics: A Value-Driven Approach to Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing (Addison-Wesley Professional), author Ken Collier demonstrates how Agile thinking can fuel greater successes for teams that manage analytics development, using widely diverse skill sets to support the oversight of quickly growing data inventories. Team collaboration is essential to the process of devising winning strategies and solutions. Collier outlines best practices for effective team collaboration in his book, and these practices can be applied beyond the world of business intelligence and data warehousing. They can be applied to any IT project that requires team members working together and being creative. Collier is founder/president of KWC Technologies Inc., and is a senior consultant with the Cutter Consortium in the agile development/business intelligence practice areas. For more about the book, click here.


Agile implementation is disruptive by nature. Anticipate and adapt to initial discomfort/resistance until the disruption becomes routine.

This article was originally published on 11-14-2011
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