CONGRATULATIONS Cristian Orellana from Concepción, Chile for the winning definition of the "What is Agile BI" contest. The winning definition is:
Agile for BI means the satisfaction you feel when you see your user's amazed face when he realizes you can provide him like-magic fast results and also when he realizes that all the fear about slow and costly BI deployments is a thing of the past.
Thank you to the 800+ people who voted! This contest has allowed to better understanding what our community expects with regard to Agile Business Intelligence in the future. Being an innovative Open Source company we plan to adjust our roadmap accordingly, to meet our users needs.
Finalist in order of votes:
Agile is about speeding up the design/create/ship/observe cycle. The more you ship and observe, the better you learn to design and do. Whether you're headed in the wrong direction or the right one, it's imperative that you find that out as soon as possible.
High performance Agile Business Intelligence is the equivalent of a Garmin GPS for business strategy. When you are on a trip using a Garmin GPS, you always run into detours or wish to immediately re-direct your route by inputing a new waypoint. When you need to investigate a new business strategy, you should be able to input new business waypoints and immediately see the route you will be taking, seeing the new details in your path.
A - Accelerate development to short cycles
G - Gather feedback after each cycle
I - Involve users early and often
L - Listen to your customers' needs
E - Early reaction on changing requirements
Agile is reality to traditional software engineering's theory. It is recognizing that software (and BI) development doesn't take place in a silo. Rather, it takes place amidst chaos. Agile attempts to adequately outfit you to battle that chaos.
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