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We have recently split out some of the people in our reporting department and have to do some documentaion. In our DW group, amonng other things, we control the reporting servers and all encompassing administration. In several of departments (ie. Finance, HR, etc.) they each are now assigned a report developer that will be considered the subject matter expert in that area. These individuals jobs are to work within their respective departments and either create a report, or have the DW group create it if it's a bit more complex. The developers have limited permissions and will no longer be able to create objects on the servers.

Now to the question ... One of the first items on the adjenda is to create a Best Practice doc on the seperation of responsibility between the DW team and the developers (ie. Admins create objects, developer use embedded SQL, etc.).  In your travels over the internet, have you seen any documentation that others have created that would relate to this.

I hate having to create it from scratch and have started that way, but as always, there will always be things left out that hopefully someone else has thought of and posted.
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Hi

I would start with this (it is more high level but before diving into details I would first read that) http://www.joelonsoftware.com/articles/fog0000000043.html

Our new team started with 2/12 after 4 months time we score 11/12 :) Development it is so much easier !!! Simple but effective!!

p.s. I have seen detailed ones yet.

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Emil
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I have = I haven't
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That's a good start ... I see one miss in my doc already

I soooo hate doing these, but someone has too ... :-}
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Unfortunatelly someone has to do it and if someone has to do it then +1 point :)

Here are some links but they don't go into the lowest level of details (responsibilities) which I presume is usually company specific
http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/websphere/library/techarticles/0306_perks/perks2.html
http://www.augustana.ab.ca/~mohrj/courses/2000.winter/csc220/papers/rup_best_practices/rup_bestpractices.html

BI Developers (in some places) have full access to development box which is under source control (Database project! + BIDS projects) Dev QA for developers use, QA Env to Test deployment + tests. No Access to production/QA for developers. Deployment should be done by DBAs on Prod+QA.

Also Change Control systems should be in place for Production (and sometimes QA).

Using Iterations is usually very helpful for managing smaller portions of projects instead of one big.

Hope you find some useful info here.
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Emil
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Good enough to get me going ... thx
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