IBM Information Server FastTrack: The Need for Speed - Accelerating Data Integration Projects
For an enterprise integration project to meet business requirements and be completed on schedule and within the defined budget, business analysts, data modelers and developers must find ways to collaborate as effectively as possible. In particular, communication among individuals in these roles is critical for a successful outcome. Too often, however, development time is spent not on programming or designing, but on managing and translating differences in languages, skills and working methods, and synchronizing tool output. Schedules slip because of excessive time spent clarifying business requirements and translating how the supporting data is used in the creation of the source-to-target mappings.