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Carolinas Chapter

The purpose of the Carolinas Chapter is to enable local BI/DW professionals to:

  • Meet regularly with each other on a regional basis
  • Share best practices in a small group setting
  • Establish a strong network of peers
  • Gain technical advice and career direction

Everyone is welcome. We encourage you to join TDWI, but you do not need to be a member to attend.

  • THE QUICK PATH TO 3X SPEED AND ZERO DEFECTS FOR EDW TEAMS

    09/19/2017

    Connect. Share. Learn.

    ATTENTION ALL BI/DW AND ANALYTICS PROFESSIONALS
    Dear TDWI Carolinas BI/DW and Analytics Professionals,
    We cordially invite you to attend our upcoming TDWI Carolinas Chapter meeting on Friday October 13, 2017 exchange career advice while listening to quality presentations in a vendor-neutral setting, which is the hallmark of TDWI education. Please see our detailed meeting agenda below.

    When:

    Friday October 13, 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM

    Where:

    Metlife - Grace Hopper auditorium in Met1

     Met1: 101 MetLife Way, Cary, NC, 27513
    GPS: If your device does not recognize the address, key in:
    9000 Weston Parkway, Cary, NC 27513
    From points East (Raleigh & surrounding areas) : Take I-40 West towards Durham to exit 287 for Harrison Avenue. Turn left onto Harrison, travel 0.5 miles, and turn right onto Weston Parkway. The entrance will be on your right in 1.7 miles.
    From points West (RDU Airport/Durham & surrounding areas) : Take I-40 East towards Raleigh to exit 285 for Aviation Parkway. Turn right onto Aviation, travel 1.4 miles, and turn left onto Evans Road. Travel 0.7 miles and turn left onto Weston Parkway. The entrance will be on your left in 0.4 miles.

    Topic:

    THE QUICK PATH TO 3X SPEED AND ZERO DEFECTS FOR EDW TEAMS

     

    The agile methods one learns from a text book or a generic agile coach do not work well for systems with multi-layered architectures, such as data warehouses. These demanding applications require the agile practitioner to add or adapt dozens of standard techniques. Behind all the do’s and don’ts involved, however, lie three fundamental practices that make agile development for data management and business intelligence systems possible:
    · 80/20 requirements
    · Surface solutions with architectural backfilling
    · Test-led development with automated validation scripts
    This half-day presentation will introduce agile development in general and then focus upon how these three practices make incremental delivery feasible for enterprise data warehousing. We will see how teams can move faster and more accurately with a lighter approach to requirements, a series of partial deliverables, and the nightly reapplication of a steadily-growing integration test suite.
    The presenter will share several case histories where agile data warehousing more than tripled a team’s delivery speed while simultaneously driving the defect rate to zero. We’ll also look at how project architects can readily incorporate big data technologies into an integrated, iterative approach for business intelligence.

     

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    Agenda:

    8:30 AM – 9:00 AM

    Networking and Registration

    9:00 AM – 9:15 AM

    Introductions and Chapter Business

    9:15 AM – 10:15 AM

    Ralph Hughes: THE QUICK PATH TO 3X SPEED AND ZERO DEFECTS FOR EDW TEAMS

    10:15 AM – 10: 30 AM

    Break

    10:30 AM – 11:50 AM

    Ralph Hughes: THE QUICK PATH TO 3X SPEED AND ZERO DEFECTS FOR EDW TEAMS (continued)

    11:50 AM – 12:00 PM

    Wrap-up

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    Bios of Presenters

    Ralph Hughes

    Ralph Hughes is the creator of the Agile Data Warehousing method, designer of the Zuzena automated data warehouse testing engine, and author of multiple books on these subjects. He has served as developer, architect, and project manager on numerous BI programs for Fortune 500 companies in aerospace, telecom, healthcare, and pharmaceuticals. A past instructor at numerous conferences for DAMA and The Data Warehousing Institute, he has trained and mentored over 1,500 BI professionals worldwide in the art of incremental development of large DW/BI systems. He holds BA and MA degrees from Stanford University.

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About TDWI Chapters

TDWI sponsors Chapters in regions throughout the world to foster education and networking at the local level among business intelligence and data warehousing professionals. Chapter meetings are open to any BI/DW professional.

Chapter Officers

President
Communications Coordinator
Chapter Coordinator
Chapter Coordinator/Sponsor Coordinator

Are you interested in becoming a TDWI Carolinas Chapter Board Member? Please email any of the board members and we will provide you with information and answer your questions.

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