Winnipeg SQL Server User Group

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Meeting Date: Thu, Sep 24 2015

Winnipeg SQL User Group - September 2015

Language: English
Event Type: In-Person
Online Meeting URL: None

Pizza and drinks provided - please do not forget to register so we have an accurate count for pizza.


Event Time : Thu, Sep 24 2015 17:30 - 20:00 Central Daylight Time


St. Boniface Library - Salle Marie Lynn Bernard
131 Provencher Blvd
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Direction: None

Featured Presentation

Agile Analytics: Making Progress Visible

Speaker: Mike Diehl, Practice Lead Databases and Business Intelligence Imaginet

Summary: Agile projects tend to make traditional Project Managers nervous. Adopting lean practices generally means that planning more than a few weeks in advance is considered waste, so how can you assure your stakeholders that stuff is getting done? In this session, we will look at a number of techniques that have proven successful in large and small projects, such as work item tracking, project backlogs, burndown charts, task boards, Kanban, and plain old paper charts. We'll use tools like Visual Studio Online, Excel, paper, markers, and stickers to adopt these techniques, bringing greater visibility and transparency to your project, and helping your stakeholders sleep at night because they feel informed about the reality of what is done and what is not done. At the core of this session is a BI project - databases, SSIS packages, and tabular data models. We won't be getting into the code at all, instead we are focusing on how to show progress to project stakeholders. I'm practicing this session before I present it at the PASS Summit in Seattle. There will be audience participation!

About Mike: Mike Diehl is the practice lead for databases and Business Intelligence at Imaginet Resources, a Microsoft partner with offices in Dallas, Calgary, and Winnipeg. Mike has over 20 years of experience using Microsoft database technologies and is an expert in Agile Analytics, Scrum, Kanban, and Microsoft Team Foundation Server.


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