Monday, November 7, 2011

TDWI Minneapolis December 13, 2011 Extreme Scoping™ with Larissa Moss

Dear Minneapolis and St. Paul Area BI and DW Professionals,
Extreme Scoping™, An Agile Approach to Enterprise Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence
There is unanimous agreement among agile authors, experts, and practitioners that agile development works well for building small, stand-alone systems, including front-end BI applications, for one user or one department. However, there is considerable disagreement among these experts whether agile can work for large, complex systems like an enterprise data warehouse, which requires an enterprise perspective across many users and many departments for activities like data standardization, data integration, enterprise data modeling, business rules ratification, coordinated ETL data staging, common metadata, collectively architected databases, and so on. Today’s popular agile methodologies were not designed to address any of these additional EDW/BI-specific complexities and interdependencies. But the Extreme Scoping™ approach presented by Larissa Moss was specifically designed for enterprise data warehouse solutions because it merges agile principles with a robust EDW/BI methodology.
The December 13, TDWI Minneapolis meeting will feature Larissa Moss , who we bring back to the Twin Cities to expand our previous discussion on methodologies.  This session will help us understand best practices and pitfalls on the path to agile development.
This is our opportunity to learn from Larissa’s insight, meet other local professionals, swap business cards, share ideas, and exchange technical and career advice while listening to a quality presentation in a vendor-neutral setting, which is the hallmark of TDWI education. Our meeting agenda is below.
When: Tuesday, December 13, 2011, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Where: University of St. Thomas – Minneapolis Campus
Opus Hall 201  – downtown Minneapolis
1000 LaSalle Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Use this interactive map of the St. Thomas campus to locate Opus Hall and nearby parking.

Parking tip:  Use the city-owned parking lot adjoining the campus by entering on Hennepin Ave at 10th.  The elevator can bring you directly to the second level where our meeting room is located.

Thanks to Jim O’Connor and the University of St. Thomas for hosting this event.



7:45 - 8:15 a.m. Networking and Registration
8:15 – 8:30 a.m. Introduction and Chapter Business
8:30 – 9:45 a.m. Extreme Scoping™, An Agile Approach to Enterprise Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence – Larissa Moss
9:45 - 10:00 a.m. Break and Networking
10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Extreme Scoping™, An Agile Approach to Enterprise Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence – Larissa Moss
Speaker’s Bio
Larissa Moss is founder and president of Method Focus Inc., a company specializing in enterprise data warehousing (EDW) and business intelligence (BI). During her 31 years of IT experience, her focus has been on data management, project and program management, and methodologies. She speaks frequently at TDWI, DAMA, DQ, Cutter, and TD Partners conferences in the US and Europe on the topics of data warehousing, business intelligence, master data management, agile EDW/BI project management, EDW/BI methodologies, enterprise information architecture, data governance, and data quality. In addition to publishing numerous white papers and articles, she has co-authored the books Data Warehouse Project Management, Impossible Data Warehouse Situations, Business Intelligence Roadmap, and Data Strategy. She is currently working on her book Extreme Scoping™, An Agile Approach to EDW/BI. Her present and past associations include Teradata 3rd Party Influencers, IBM Gold Group, Cutter Consortium (BI Practice), TDWI, DAMA Los Angeles chapter, Relational Institute, and Codd & Date Consulting Group. She was a part-time faculty member at the Extended University of California Polytechnic University Pomona, and has been lecturing for TDWI, Cutter Consortium, MIS Training Institute, Professional Education Strategies Group, and Digital Consulting Inc. She can be reached at

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