Have you ever been disappointed with the results of traditional data requirements gathering, especially for BI and data analytics? Ever wished you could ‘cut to the chase’ and somehow model the data directly with the people who know it and want to use it. However, that’s not a realistic alternative, is it? Business people don’t do data modeling! But what if that wasn’t the case?
In this lively session Lawrence Corr shares his favourite collaborative modeling techniques – popularized in books such as ‘Business Model Generation’ and ‘Agile Data Warehouse Design’ – for successfully engaging stakeholders using BEAM (Business Event Analysis and Modeling) and the Business Model Canvas for value-driven BI requirements gathering and star schema design. Learn how visual thinking, narrative, 7Ws and lots of Post-it ™ notes can get your stakeholders thinking dimensionally and capturing their own data requirements with agility.
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