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  • On Estimating Software

    Introduction ''Just give me a number - I need something to tell my boss. We won't hold you to it, I just need something, anything, to get him off my back.'' There were nice people there. Good people. People that meant well. The gentleman speaking to me was one of them. He wanted a number and I gave him one. Estimates, Targets, and ...
    Posted to Andy Leonard (Weblog) by andyleonard on October 27, 2008
  • SSIS Design Pattern - ETL Instrumentation, Part 4

    Introduction This post is part of a series of posts on ETL Instrumentation. In Part 1 we built a database to hold collected SSIS run time metrics and an SSIS package to deomnstrate how and why we would load metrics into the database. In Part 2 we expanded on our database and the SSIS package to annotate version metadata, manage error metrics ...
    Posted to Andy Leonard (Weblog) by andyleonard on December 26, 2007
  • Master Data Management 101: Standardize Units of Measure

    Introduction      There's quite a bit of hoopla about MDM lately, mostly due to awareness. While ''Lacks needed data'' was cited as the number 1 problem (with 21 votes) in data warehouses in the recent IBM Data Warehousing Satisfaction Survey (2007), ''Insufficient or inadequate master data'' made a decent showing ...
    Posted to Andy Leonard (Weblog) by andyleonard on October 20, 2007
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