A decade after its insurgency, agile programming is an established (and in most cases, respected) approach to application development. Now there's a push to assimilate agile concepts and methods into business intelligence (BI) and data warehousing (DW) practices.
The forthcoming TDWI Summer World Conference in San Diego, for example, has Agile BI as one of its major themes. Meanwhile, some BI and DW vendors -- including search applications specialist Endeca Technologies Inc., which recently commissioned an "Agile BI" study by Forrester Research -- tout a notionally "agile" approach to BI or DW as a means to differentiate their products.
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