Sep 29 2011

Booked For Orlando SBOUC 2011

Categories: 2011 SBOUC Dave Rathbun @ 8:15 pm

2011 has flown by, and before I realize it I’ll be heading down to Orlando for the SAP Business Objects User Conference (#SBOUC hash tag). This year I have two sessions, both on Monday. For the first session I have the honor of opening up the “Building a Data Warehouse” series that was suggested by Werner Daehn. When he first mentioned the concept to me my first thought was, “what a great idea!” I’m really glad it came to fruition. What is it, exactly? I am participating in the first ever “group topic” at SBOUC. Werner wanted to show the complete development cycle, from database design all the way through to report delivery. He came up with the initial concept and outline and posted it on BOB, and then various folks submitted talks to fill in the various slots. Werner has as couple of slots, Michael Welter did the universe design, Dell Stinnett will bring Crystal into the mix, and Simon To will be presenting the Web Intelligence session. Here’s the full schedule as I have it today:

  • Monday 9:30 AM – 10:30 PM Dave Building a Data Warehouse: Data Modeling
  • Monday 10:45 AM – 11:45 AM Werner Building a Data Warehouse: Getting the data into the DWH database
  • Monday 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM Michael Building a Data Warehouse: Building a Universe
  • Tuesday 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM Dell 0106 Building a Data Warehouse: Intro to SAP Crystal Reports
  • Tuesday 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM Simon 2008 Building a Data Warehouse: Report Development in SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
  • Wednesday 9:15 AM – 10:15 AM Werner 8012 Building a Data Warehouse: Data Quality is key for BI
  • Wednesday 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM Werner 8013 Building a Data Warehouse: Enhance the DWH with external data

I won’t get to attend all of the sessions in this series, because immediately after I open with the data modeling talk I will have to jog over to another room to present my second talk titled “Universe Designer Essentials.” I’m all done with my presentations after Monday.

It’s hard to believe that I attended my first Business Objects conference in 1995 (spoke for the first time in 1996) and here we are 17 years later. I must have been 17 when I attended my first one. ;)

5 Responses to “Booked For Orlando SBOUC 2011”

  1. Comment by Jamie Oswald

    It’s weird that when you joke about being young, you are joking about my age…

  2. Comment by Steve Krandel

    What’s missing from this list is the administrative component. When we have a new universe, it requires us to build new security groups in the CMC and assign appropriate rights to it. For some new universe, we have to develop a security method that meets the need. We also have to deal with report scheduling and distribution and user training on how to use the universe.

    End-to-end development, while useful, does not really do the whole topic justice. Deployment also needs to be considered.

    While I certainly know how to do all the development, as the leader of a BO COE, we spend far more time on deployment and administration.

  3. Comment by Simon Bates

    This looks like a truly excellent day, but not one that – being UK-based – I can attend. Is there any way that this can be webex’ed or conf-call’ed to allow UK BOUG members to dial in to? Failing that will it be video’ed, or at the very least be published up on BOB?

  4. Comment by Dave Rathbun

    Steve, you bring up an excellent point. Administration is a function that I have quite happily abandoned, leaving that to the specific team that was put in place to perform those tasks. :) But at the very least it should be mentioned.

    Simon, this is the annual ASUG-sponsored Business Objects conference. The sessions I listed are just one small part of the 2.5 day event. There may be some items recorded, and if they are, they will be hosted on the ASUG site rather than BOB.

  5. Comment by John Clark

    Simon, I too will not be able to attend this year. If you are an ASUG member, the power point files of the presentations were available on the ASUG site. I can’t remember if you have to be registered for the conference to view them or not.

    The session abstracts are available here http://boucschedule.asug.com/Agenda/ScheduleList.aspx?EC=BO2011

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