Shane writes an AgileBI series called “3 AgileBI Things” published on LinkedIN Pulse. This article below is a copy of “3. AgileBI Things – 2016-11-21“.  Shane also writes on AgileBI concepts at AgileBI Guru.

1. Technical Debt Game

I love finding new ways to educate a team on AgileBI concepts and I also love lego.

I was stoked when I read a tweet by Andy Bacon which pointed at an article that has both!:

Technical Debt with LEGO

2. Product Owner Overview

I am lucky enough to be helping a customer build a 2 hour AgileBI Product Owner overview course right now. Damn it’s hard to compress things into such a short space of time, means you have to be ruthless with your messaging.

Here is a great short video on what a product owner does:

What is a ‘Product Owner’? – Scrum Guide

3. AgileBI Thoughts

Often I will read an article on AgileBI and it will basically say that AgileBI is achieved by buying and using one of the new breed of the BI tools. Buy a tool and your done (no doubt the article is sponsored by a vendor ….)


To achieve sustainable AgileBI capability you need a tool kit of new Concepts, Processes, Templates and Automation. Not to mention adopting the Agile Disciplines (Agile is not Adhoc!)

Great article by Daniel Angermann with his thoughts and experience in the land of AgileBI.

Agile BI — Thoughts of a believer

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.