Since the dawn of business intelligence, BI systems have been implemented using an exhaustive and exhausting requirements planning process. Each step of the process – requirements gathering, design, implementation, verification, and maintenance – was completed before the next began. These old-school “waterfall” processes developed in the 1950s changed little in the half-century that followed. There’s a better way. Agile Business Intelligence is a new way to think about the process of building and managing BI systems. In the last five years, technologies and practices have matured, so that it is now possible to deliver business intelligence systems faster, at lower cost, and with greater control by end users.