For the past couple of months, Pentaho’s Orlando developers have been using the Scrum methodology for managing our projects. For the past two weeks, I’ve been working part time on the Mondrian Platform Sprint. We’re delivering some exciting new features into open source. The first story we’re tackling is the ability to create new analysis views within Pentaho’s BI Platform. What I’ve enjoyed most about this story is working closely with Mat Lowery and Nick Baker. We’re all working together on the various components, and things are coming together nicely.
The second story we’re delivering on this sprint is the ability to publish Mondrian Schemas to the BI Platform from Mondrian’s Schema Workbench. I’ve taken the publishing dialog source code from Pentaho’s Report Designer and bended it to fit within the Workbench. It’s been a while since I’ve had the pleasure of writing Swing UI code, I’m enjoying every minute.
Both of these stories will make Mondrian more usable within Pentaho’s BI Platform. What is great about sprinting is that we know we’re focused on high priority items that make our products easier to use.