It has been my experience that testing is always overlooked or poorly done within business intelligence environments. The consequence of this is inefficient designs, significant data integrity and validation issues, as well as defects within ETL and reporting scripts. This, in turn, often leads to expensive consultants who want to start the whole process from the start again. What I want to propose is the use of an agile quality assurance method, called Test-driven development, in the business intelligence context.
Evan Leybourn is a leader, coach and (soon to be published) author in the developing fields of Agile Corporate Governance and Lean Business Management; applying the successful concepts and practices from the Lean and Agile movements to corporate management. Evan has a passion for building effective and productive organisations filled with actively engaged and committed staff while ensuring high-levels of customer satisfaction. He has held executive, board and advisory positions in private industry and government
Evan currently calls Melbourne, Australia, home, but works with clients across Australia, South East Asia and America to develop institutional capability and is a regular speaker at a variety of international conferences.