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Building the Agile Database: How to Build a Successful Application Using Agile Without Sacrificing Data Management by Larry Burns

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Now that we have an understanding of Agile Development and what it means, let’s take a brief look at what data management entails. There are five basic principles which govern most of the work that we, as data managers, do; I’ve encapsulated these principles under the acronym PRISM. When developers ask me why I, as a DBA, advise doing things a certain way, I usually come back to one or more of these five principles. If you’re a developer reading this, I strongly encourage you not to skip this section; it will give you a much better understanding of why DBAs and other data managers do what they do. Similarly, if you’re a data manager reading this, it may help you to understand how to better communicate ...

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