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?
Azure Data Analytics End to End Let's start with a story, not a 'once upon a time story', a story for your backlog 🙂 As a solution architect I need to design and build an Azure data analytics platform end to end to deliver data insights for my customer. In February 2021 I delivered a … Continue reading An Architects Guide to Delivering Data Insights Using the Microsoft Azure Data Platform
Just last week we heard the announcement from Microsoft that Azure Synapse Analytics is now generally available (GA)... A full year on, plus a few weeks, since first seeing Synapse at the big USA conferences in November 2019. Today I've been attempting to use the resource with a view to implementing it for several customer … Continue reading Trying to Deploy Azure Synapse Analytics Using ARM Templates
Another year and another excellent SQLBits conference is in the events calendar. We were supposed to be back in London and at the massive ExCel exhibition centre. However, the event (like most others) is going virtual. For me, once again I'm very humbled to have been selected to speak, not once, but three times. Thank … Continue reading Preparing for SQLBits 2020 – My Azure Data Factory Sessions
Renewing my post from last year (here) I've gathered my thoughts and put together the following content that I'd like to deliver to our wonderful data platform community in 2020. 2019 has been a great year for me having delivered 30 talks, in 17 cities and 8 different countries. This brings my grand total to … Continue reading My Community Talks 2020
For my first appearance on the Altius Data Lounge show I talk about and demonstrate the 'out-of-the-box' capabilities within Azure Data Factory for Git integration and how to publish developed pipelines. In my demo you'll see what each of the developer UI toolbar functions means in the context of the code repository and what happens … Continue reading Deploying Azure Data Factory in a Single Service Environment (Option 1)