Building Business Intelligence Solutions Using Agile BI

Historically, starting new Business Intelligence projects required careful consideration of a broad set of factors including:

Data Considerations

Information Delivery Consideration

Skill Set Considerations

Cost

Because of this, many new projects are abandoned before they even begin. Pentaho’s Agile BI initiative seeks to break down the barriers to expanding your use of Business Intelligence through an iterative approach to scoping, prototyping, and building complete BI solutions. It is an approach that centers on the business needs first, empowers the business users to get involved at every phase of development, and prevents projects from going completely off track from the original business goals.
In support of the Agile BI methodology, the Spoon design environment provides an integrated design environment for performing all tasks related to building a BI solution including ETL, reporting and OLAP metadata modeling and end user visualization. In a single click, Business users will instantly be able to start interacting with data, building reports with zero knowledge of SQL or MDX, and work hand-in-hand with solution architects to refine the solution.