by Burleson Consulting
The Data Warehouse Development Life Cycle
Data Warehouse Development Methods
Warehouse End-user Requirements
Not concerned about end-user analysis? Yes! When you approach your
end-user community, especially those who have not used a data
warehouse before, you will be met with blank stares when you begin
to gather data analysis requirements. Many experienced warehouse
developers attest that the end-users become increasingly
sophisticated in their use of the data warehouse, largely as a
function of becoming familiar with the power of the system.
Initially, all the warehouse designer needs to address is getting
the data into the warehouse. The uses for the data will follow when
the end-user community becomes familiar with the data delivery
vehicle and recognizes the potential types of data analysis that can
be delivered by your warehouse.
When a data warehouse system is delivered, end-users initially tend
to make simple queries, followed by an ongoing cycle or more and
more complex types of data analysis. In general, the following
progression of usage takes place for a brand-new data warehouse.
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