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Growing Business Intelligence: An Agile Approach to Leveraging Data and Analytics for Maximum Business Value by Larry Burns

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Section III From the Ground Up

After creating the design of the landscape, and establishing the “hardscape” that defines the “bones” of the garden, the next step is to create the garden itself. In gardening, you start from the soil, and work your way up: humus, ground cover, grasses, plants and flowers, shrubs and trees. In BI, you start from the data and—most importantly—the metadata, which helps you manage the risks and opportunities of using the data.

In this section, we’ll start from the basic design of the BI architecture, and discuss various ...

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