15 May 2013

SYBIS Demo: Implementing BI solutions using Agile/SCRUM methodology

I’ll be presenting at the next Sydney BI Social (SYBIS) group about how to implement a BI system using Agile methodology.

This demo will include some tips and techniques for using Agile in BI implementation and a case study of using TFS 2012 for ALM on a BI project.

You can find out more about this session on the following links:



02 April 2013

Sydney BI Social Group (SYBIS)

Sydney BI Social (SYBIS) group is a new event for the Sydney business intelligence community. Organised by myself and James Beresford (www.bimonkey.com), this event will be held on the first Wednesday of each month.

The aim of this group is to provide an opportunity for Sydney BI professionals to get update on the market trends, share ideas and experiences, have a beer or two, and network with other practitioners and experts.

The format will be simple: topics will be suggested prior to the event and will be used to initiate discussions. We will try to have a panel of experts for each session that are experienced in that specific area. They will be sharing their knowledge and experience with the group. You are also welcome to talk about problems that you are facing in your real-life projects or certainly any solutions that you may have and want to share.

We may also have a challenge of some sort, it will be optional, so don't worry!

More details can be found in our LinkedIn group:

Please RSVP using our Meetup group:

12 February 2013

Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms 2013

The emphasis from most of the market leaders is on Mobile BI, big data, and data discovery tools that are business-user-friendly. Next trend seems to be data-as-a-service which could significantly grow the market for BI and analytics platforms.

Read the full report here:


Source: Gartner (February 2013)