Agile Business Intelligence (BI) refers to the use of the agile software development methodology for BI projects to reduce the time-to-value of traditional BI. It helps in quickly adapting to changing business needs
and enables the BI team and managers to make better business decisions.
The agile BI methodology works on the iterative principle; this provides the new features to the end users sooner than the traditional waterfall process which delivers only the final product. Also, the requirements and design phases overlap with development, thus reducing the development cycles for faster delivery.
This promotes adaptive planning, evolutionary development and delivery, a time-boxed iterative approach, and encourages rapid and flexible response to change.
Agile BI encourages business users and IT professionals to think about their data differently and it characterized by low Total Cost of Change (TCC).
Many organisations fail to deliver right information to the right business managers at the right time. With agile BI, the focus is not on solving every BI problem at once but rather on delivering pieces of BI functionality in manageable chunks via shorter development cycles and documenting each cycle as it happens.