Ten Mistakes to Avoid in an Agile BI Transformation
TDWI Member Exclusive
May 13, 2013
By Ken Collier, Ph.D.
It’s been said that agile BI is simple but not easy. That is, the
concept of working in short iterations, delivering your BI system in
small increments, and evolving the solution based on feedback is
easy enough for most people to understand. However, as with many
things, the devil is in the details.
At its core, agile BI requires a fundamental shift in attitude,
mindset, and culture—motivated by the core values and guiding
principles outlined in the Agile Manifesto. This mindset shift is
supported by a set of concrete practices and disciplines tailored to
make up the agile BI methodology that best fits your organization.
In my work with dozens of BI teams attempting to “go agile,” I’ve
seen lots of mistakes. This Ten Mistakes to Avoid outlines the
most common and recurring errors to help you avoid repeating the
mistakes of others.