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BLOGS & NOTES

Jul
11
MEET SHAY RAO, MANAGING CONSULTANT

Pandata Group is happy to announce that Shay Rao has joined the company as a Managing Consultant. With his history as a contributor to and point person on many SAP data and analytics projects across a wide variety of industries, he is a natural choice to head Pandata Group’s SAP practice and keep us at the forefront of thought leadership in the space.

Shay is a rare leader who is also tasked with growing our footprint in Chicago. He will guide market development and account management for local clients, and will be responsible for the growth and direction of Pandata Group’s Chicago office.

We think you should get to know Shay and his role at Pandata Group. We’ve included a brief interview with him to highlight his ...


Sep
28
AGILE AND ETL? LIKE PEAS AND CARROTS.

Data Architecture, SAP Data Services, Agile data mart, ETL Development

Can ETL Be Agile?

Business intelligence projects benefit greatly from an agile development approach. Since BI closely aligns IT with business, an iterative delivery model ensures that business stakeholders are always involved in the design process and that a constant dialogue is maintained. The objectives and benefits of agile project management include:

  • Response to rapidly changing requirements

  • High degree of customer involvement

  • Quick results

  • Progress measurement

  • Team motivation

This approach has traditionally applied to the development of the presentation, or “customer-facing” layer of BI. But how does an agile project manager make “upstream” processes like data architecture and ETL part of the iterative deliverable? Much of the “data plumbing” remains ...