Looking at how well relational databases can work with agile development practices.
Ron Ballard - Database Consultant and Author
18:30 - Talk starts
20:00 - Approx. End
Data Warehouses are normally seen as big, expensive, lengthy, waterfall projects, using complex and costly tools. They don't need to be. As someone who has helped several teams to build successful data warehouses, Ron knows that an Agile approach is much better, and in this talk he will explain how we do this.
We can deliver incremental, useful reports and applications within weeks of starting the project and can continue to consolidate an organisation's data, improving its quality and the meaningful insights it can deliver. At the same time we develop wider understanding of the data, often leading to improved business processes.
About the speakers
Ron Ballard studied Computer Science (with some other subjects) at Manchester University, graduating in 1973.He worked on the development of a bibliographic database for the British Library and then spent 15 years working for database vendors, building database products, supporting them, building transactional applications and data warehouses using them, and teaching others to use them. From 1996 to 2017 he was an independent database consultant working with big databases in large organisations.
Ron has now retired but keeps himself occupied by writing and speaking about databases, and by volunteering with some major charities to assist them with agile development of data warehouses and migration to new systems. In 2017 Ron published his first book – Relational Databases For Agile Developers - explaining how well relational databases can work with agile development practices.
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