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Agile BI Meetup: Scaling Agile Data Warehousing

  • DaVita 2000 16th Street Denver, CO, 80202 United States (map)

Scaling Agile Data Warehousing

They said, “You can’t use Agile to deliver an Integrated Enterprise Data Warehouse!” but they were wrong. With a little bit of pragmatism and a whole lot of hard work, that is exactly what we did. When the Enterprise Data Warehouse delivery team began their Agile journey, they scaled from 1 to 6 teams in a matter of months and found themselves struggling to make the leap from agile projects to an Agile program. After reading Dean Leffingwell’s Scaling Software Agility and Agile Software Requirements Em Campbell-Pretty  was inspired to establish Australia's first SAFe Agile Release Train. The session will cover how she applied the Scaled Agile Framework, transforming not only the delivery capability of the EDW team but also the culture. The audience will come away a recipe for applying agile to data warehousing and the secret ingredients to create the right culture.

Our Guest Speaker: Em Campbell Pretty

Em is a Partner at Context Matters, Australia's leading Enterprise Agile consultancy. After close to 20 years in business management roles within multinational blue chip corporations, Em discovered Agile and became passionate around the chance it provides to align business and IT around the delivery of value. In 2012, she launched Australia’s first Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) Agile Release Train. The story of the cultural transformation that accompanied this launch of this train has become legendary in the agile community, which has lead to her being considered a thought leader on scaling agile culture. As a true servant leader, Em is passionate about building great teams and transforming culture whilst still maintaining focus and commitment to delivering business outcomes.

Em is an active member of the global agile community and was invited to co-chair the Enterprise Agile track for the Agile Alliance 2014 conference. She is a recognised expert in Scaling Agile and Agile Data Warehousing and frequently speaks about her experiences at conferences across Australia and the United States. In recognition of her experience with and contribution to the SAFe, Em has recently been invited to become a Scaled Agile Framework Program Consultant Trainer (SPCT); a level of certification held by less than 20 people globally.

You can read her blog and view her presentations at: http://www.prettyagile.com

Your Meetup Host: Lynn Winterboer,[masked], [masked]