When people think of methodology, they usually imagine the theorists of IT pontificating on the virtues of an application development strategy. Methodology, in truth, is very important to the success of a data warehousing project. Without methodology, a team can walk blindly into a dark room and come out with the stab wounds of a failed effort.
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"Impartial observers from other planets would consider ours an utterly bizarre enclave if it were populated by birds, defined as flying animals, that nevertheless rarely or never actually flew. They would also be perplexed if they encountered in our seas, lakes, rivers and ponds, creatures defined as swimmers that never did any swimming. But they would be even more surprised to encounter a species defined as a thinking animal if, in fact, the creature very rarely indulged in actual thinking."