The development process – how it works
Waterfall or Agile?
Many companies are now opting to run projects the agile way and as Agile DSDM qualified project managers we can work in short sprints. However, we are proficient in both methodologies, and if you’d prefer we manage the project differently, we can do that for you. The most important aspects of any successful project are ensuring that it considers the impact on people and process, and engages your employees throughout. A good project manager will do all of that for you, regardless of whether you opt for an agile or waterfall approach.
Extract, Transform, Load
All solutions are developed using a structured ETL (Extract, Transform, Load) process, which ensures effective integration between you and your various data sources and systems. The process lays the foundation for the data model, and the interface is designed from a user perspective. We use common coding standards to facilitate future changes to the applications.
Quality assurance of the solution is done routinely during the project by a consultant who is independent of the development process. Each BI solution is verified and tested by your power users, after which adjustments and refinements are made before the solution is finally implemented. In conjunction with the final delivery, you will be given documentation summarising the purpose of the solution as well as the technology and architecture used to build it.