Business Intelligence, Community, Diversity

SQLBits V Goes West: Europe’s biggest SQL Server conference in November!

SQLBits V is now open for business: register here . If you are wondering what it is, UK SQL MVPs are arranging the largest SQL Server Conference in Europe, so it's the event for SQL fans! It takes place on 19th– 21st November, in Newport (just outside Cardiff) in Wales.If you're going, please send me… Continue reading SQLBits V Goes West: Europe’s biggest SQL Server conference in November!

Business Intelligence, Data Visualisation, Tableau

User Input in Business Intelligence projects

Recently, I read Simon Sabin's blog on this importance of intelligence in BI, which prompted me to revisit the idea of user inclusiveness in the process. I originally posted a blog as part of the Microsoft 'Industry Insiders' series a while ago, and as I continue on my BI journey, I've updated my thoughts on… Continue reading User Input in Business Intelligence projects

Business Analytics

Using Kaizen, Kaikaku to deliver Analysis Services 2008

I have been interested recently in applying different methodologies to delivering Business Intelligence projects, particularly in Analysis Services 2008. In particular, Agile and Kaizen seem to be 'hot topics' right now, particularly given the credit crunch. It wasn't clear to me that this approach would work well in Business Intelligence, so I'm currently exploring this… Continue reading Using Kaizen, Kaikaku to deliver Analysis Services 2008