What Makes A Good Backlog Story?

Requirements vs Design vs Delivery Another quick, softer skills blog post relating to the 'art' of writing good backlog stories. Background Building on the post I recently wrote about Defining Technical Debt, one of my customer delivery teams when on to ask about backlog hygiene as part of their agile working processes. Specifically, regarding the … Continue reading What Makes A Good Backlog Story?

Building a Data Mesh Architecture in Azure – Part 4

Data Mesh vs Azure -Theory vs practice Use the tag Data Mesh vs Azure to follow this blog series. As a reminder, the four data mesh principals: domain-oriented decentralised data ownership and architecture.data as a product.self-serve data infrastructure as a platform.federated computational governance. Source reference: https://martinfowler.com/articles/data-mesh-principles.html A Quick Recap In Part 1, Part 2 and … Continue reading Building a Data Mesh Architecture in Azure – Part 4

Azure Data Integration Pipelines – Advanced Design and Delivery

SQLBits 2022 - Full Day of Training 9th March – Online or In Person at the London Excel https://sqlbits.com https://youtu.be/41eiT-Qp-bA In this full day training data session, we'll quickly cover the fundamentals of data integration pipelines before going much deeper into our Azure resources. Within a typical Azure data platform solution for any enterprise grade … Continue reading Azure Data Integration Pipelines – Advanced Design and Delivery

SQLBits 2022 – My Sessions

This year at SQLBits I'm honoured to be presenting a full training day and two regular sessions throughout the week. It'll be my 6th time at SQLBits, my 3rd time delivering a full training day and my 6th/7th time delivering sessions, I think! Full agenda here: https://sqlbits.com/information/schedulegrid My Sessions Azure Data Integration Pipelines - Advanced … Continue reading SQLBits 2022 – My Sessions

Building a Data Mesh Architecture in Azure – Part 3

Data Mesh vs Azure -Theory vs practice Use the tag Data Mesh vs Azure to follow this blog series. As a reminder, the four data mesh principals: domain-oriented decentralised data ownership and architecture.data as a product.self-serve data infrastructure as a platform.federated computational governance. Source reference: https://martinfowler.com/articles/data-mesh-principles.html In Part 1 and Part 2 of this blog … Continue reading Building a Data Mesh Architecture in Azure – Part 3

Building a Data Mesh Architecture in Azure – Part 2

Data Mesh vs Azure -Theory vs practice Use the tag Data Mesh vs Azure to follow this blog series. As a reminder, the four data mesh principals: domain-oriented decentralised data ownership and architecture.data as a product.self-serve data infrastructure as a platform.federated computational governance. Source reference: https://martinfowler.com/articles/data-mesh-principles.html In Part 1 of this blog series we looked … Continue reading Building a Data Mesh Architecture in Azure – Part 2

Building a Data Mesh Architecture in Azure – Part 1

Data Mesh vs Azure - Theory vs practice Use the tag Data Mesh vs Azure to follow this blog series. Context and Background The concepts and principals of a data mesh architecture have been around for a while now and I've yet to see anyone else apply/deliver such a solution in Azure. I'm wondering if … Continue reading Building a Data Mesh Architecture in Azure – Part 1

Training Events and Speaking in 2022 – Q1

I've already got several events in the calendar for the first quater of 2022! Assuming travel plans are permitted I'm really looking forward to speaking and attending the following events. Hope to see you there or online: SQL Portugal Data MeetUp https://www.meetup.com/sqlport-data/ 6th Jan - An Introduction to Azure Data Integration Pipelines3rd Feb - Azure … Continue reading Training Events and Speaking in 2022 – Q1