Conformed dimensions are the glue that ties together your enterprise data warehouse. To facilitate¬†and manage the conforming process, we have identified two additional fundamental responsibilities¬†for the DW/BI team: the dimension manager and fact provider. Typically these functions are¬†performed by the ETL team working closely with the data stewardship organization. The dimension manager is a centralized […]

How do you cope with “abused users, overbooked users, comatose users, clueless users” and “know-it-all users” during the requirements-gathering stage of a data warehouse/BI project? Kimball group offers its advice for proactively working with (or around) the uncooperative, unavailable, uninsightful and irrepressible types who sometimes make it hard to know just what the business needs. […]