True Agility From Agile+DevOps: Assuring Data Governance And Boosting Agility by Dave KniftonTrue Agility From Agile+DevOps: Assuring Data Governance And Boosting Agility by Dave Knifton

True Agility From Agile+DevOps: Assuring Data Governance And Boosting Agility

byDave Knifton

Paperback | May 26, 2017

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Many organisations are questioning why they are unable to deliver systems with the agility and rapidity that they would like. In response, Agile dovetailed with DevOps, offers organisations the promise of a development agility that will underpin innovations in Products, Services and Operational processes.

However, not all stakeholders are quite as enthusiastic about this promise. The idea of insulating the development Teams, so that they can just ‘get on with it’ and deliver features to ‘delight their customers’, runs counter to the instincts of many Architects.

Even though they share the ambitions of Agile DevOps, they fear that it can become an uncontrolled ‘developer charter’ resulting in development that undermines co-ordinated and governed delivery. Ultimately, this could cause fragmentation of the Enterprise vision, and possibly a breakdown of system interoperability.

This view suggests that Agile DevOps and Enterprise Data Architecture are intrinsically at loggerheads, and that there will always be a trade-off; more control stifling agility, or more agility loosening control.

But there is another way.

This book takes the reader step by step through an approach to the integration of Agile DevOps and Data Governance that retains control of its data, and yet delivers enhanced development agility.

Dave Knifton started his working life as an Aeronautical Engineer working in Spin Prevention for a Military Aircraft manufacturer. He then retrained to teach Physics in State Schools. After a number of years as Heads of Physics and Computing, he joined the newly formed Oracle UK. A few years later, he transferred to Oracle Australia to...
Title:True Agility From Agile+DevOps: Assuring Data Governance And Boosting AgilityFormat:PaperbackDimensions:232 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.49 inPublished:May 26, 2017Publisher:Paragon PublishingLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Who Are You?

1: Data and the Real World

What is Data?

Activities in Successful Organisations

Organisation Awareness

The Subject Matter Expert

Aligning an Organisations’ Operations

The Idealised Model

2: Agile-Assurance Data Models

Benefits From Enterprise Data Models

Building the Enterprise Data Models

The Enterprise Data Model Family

Logical Data Models

Physical Data Models

Canonical Model

Data Model Inter-relationships

Data Dictionaries

Enterprise Data Lexicon

3: Agile Data Assurance

Defining the Data Governance Framework

Data Governance Framework Goals

Data Governance Maturity

Designing Data Governance Processes

Data Governance Framework Definition

Data Governance Authority

Data Management Team

Implementation Team Stakeholders

Identifying Data Mastering Systems

Data Ownership

Data Accessibility

Data Governance and Data Management

4: Master Data Management

What is Master Data Management?

Master Data Management Tools

5: Agility from Architecture

Architecture Driving Agility

Loosely Coupled Paradigm

Discrete Systems as Components

Discrete System Interface Design

APIs and Other Interfaces

Architectural Design Patterns Driving Convergence

Deterministic Development Approach

6: The Agile+DevOps Touch-points

The Themes of Agile

Marrying Delivery to Requirements

Agile Structures

Agile+DevOps Themes


7: Injecting Data Architecture

Opening the (Flood) Gates

Injecting Architecture into Development

Source of Sound Architectural Patterns

SME Skill Dissemination

Injecting Patterns into Sprint 0

Injecting Patterns into Sprint 1..n

Injecting Patterns into Read-ahead Processes

8: Meshing the Processes

De-coupling Agile+DevOps and Data Governance

Integrating Workflows

Triggering the Data Governance Processes

The Cycle of Success!

The Happy Path

Component Store Pattern Types

9: Developing the Infrastructure

The Component Store Contents

Starting the Component Store Construction

Designing the Data Governance Processes

10: Scaling Agile+DevOps

Scaling the Component Store

Communication Flows

Prioritising Backlog Items

Creating Light-touch Responses

Architecture Boost to Scalability

Tuning Processes

Appendix A. Key point References

Appendix B. Figure References

Appendix C. About The Author

Editorial Reviews

“The prizes from Agile development mean nothing if, as a result, we lose control of our data. This book is a critical resource, clearly describing the techniques through which we can avoid this pitfall, and instead, deliver the potentially dramatic rewards from both Agile and Data Governance.” - Reem Zahran, Operations & IT Director, Kantar Media“Just ‘doing' Agile doesn't work, what’s required is a cultural shift to embrace Agile. What this book explains, is how to make the required Agile cultural shift, yet still remain compliant through effective Data Governance. This is, of course, absolutely essential for so many companies, especially those in Finance.” - Rob Webb, General Manager, International Financial Services, Commonwealth Bank