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Date of Award


Culminating Project Type

Starred Paper

Degree Name

Engineering: M.E.M


Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering


College of Science and Engineering

First Advisor

Ben Baliga

Second Advisor

Hiral Shah

Third Advisor

Balasubramanian Kasi

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Keywords and Subject Headings

Data warehouse, BI reports, Agile model of development


This project has been implemented to replace the waterfall model of development with a new agile model of development for data warehousing projects in an organization. Some of the problems associated with waterfall model of development include high cost, late delivery of business value, inability to adapt to the changing requirements etc. The main goals of this project were to reduce the project cost, improve the quality of reports to increase user adoption, and make the process more time efficient. The stated goals were achieved by implementing agile model of development to the data warehousing projects, and were validated by the analysis of the data collected throughout the process of project execution.


I would like to take this opportunity to thank my advisor Dr. Ben Baliga, not only for his guidance and cooperation for the successful completion of my starred paper, but also for his continuous support and encouragement throughout my master’s program. I would also like to extend my thanks to Dr. Hiral Shah for being an excellent mentor to me and for the guidelines she provided that helped me throughout the project. I would also like to thank Dr. Balasubramanian Kasi for serving as a committee member for this project, and the Department of Engineering Management, SCSU, for their help in providing the necessary resources.



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