Shane writes an AgileBI series called “3 AgileBI Things” published on LinkedIN Pulse. This article below is a copy of “3. AgileBI Things – 2016-11-14“.  Shane also writes on AgileBI concepts at AgileBI Guru.

1. Agile Team adoption and coaching

Agile teams all form, norm and storm at different rates and all take slightly different approaches to how they follow the Agile Disciplines.

When coaching a new team I always have to remember to return to go (and collect $200 dollars 😉 and start from the beginning.

Great post here on being an impatient agile coach:

Impatient Agile Coach

2. Data Virtualisation

I did a short some project years ago where I helped a customer who wanted to see if the semantic layer of their BI suite could be used to federate data and remove the need for a persistent data repository (the vendor said it could). Well, the answer for that project was no, not at the speed required to make it a viable option.

But technology moves on and gets better and better and it seems Data Virtualisation tools are a lot more mature. So I am doing a bit of work in this space again.

A good post here that provides a list of capabilities you will need to from a Data Virtualisation approach.

Can you Deliver Agile BI through Data Virtualisation?

3. Embedded BI

I seem to be having more and more conversations with startups about how to embed BI and analytics into their products or on ways of monetising the data.

Great thoughts from Jen Underwood on what to look for when choosing an embedded BI solution, including build vs. buy and licensing issues to watch for:

Selecting an Embedded BI Solution

About Shane 

When the team have time I am nagging them to add new cool features to ODE, our open source data vault automation engine at

Most of my time is actually spent teaching and coaching customers how to deliver using AgileBI as part of the Optimal Orange team.

We run regular Agile courses with a business intelligence slant in both Wellington and Auckland, you can learn more about these here.