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Agile Analytics: A Value-Driven Approach to Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing by Ken W. Collier

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Chapter 5. Self-Organizing Teams Boost Performance

Agile data warehousing teams are self-organizing. The fifth guiding principle behind the Agile Manifesto (see Chapter 1, “Introducing Agile Analytics”) says, “We value the importance of talented and experienced business intelligence experts. We give them the environment and support they need, and trust them to get the job done.” This principle has a lot of implications, including that there is no substitute for having the right people on the team, and that there is much value in enabling the team to self-organize and self-manage.

The problem with self-organization lies in the potential for improper or sloppy behaviors. Self-organization and self-management do not imply no organization and no ...

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