I'm an IT report developer with a few miles on my belt. Officially we are the Business Intelligence team. We use SAP Business Intelligence Suite 4.2, aka BusinessObjects. I remember James Martin back in the day (1990's) but haven't heard or read much about him, not that I'm the most well read person around. But I do have a pretty good library of software development books, from Karl Weigers to Steve McConnell to Gerald Weinberg, and "The Mythical Man Month". At the moment I'm trying to bring our organization into modern times in regards to Business Intelligence. What we have are awful legacy minded reports that no one uses, i.e., 85% of active OLTP users run NO reports (and the OLTP itself is a 1990's style system).
We are also trying to bring in Crystal Reports for high-end reporting, and other tools for "Dashboards".
Around here it's a totally legacy mindset, to include a CIO who's up there in years and is totally old-school, constantly referencing to James Martin and his approach. So is JM still a "classic" who's books should be on my shelf (to include reading them)? In order to influence the organization to "get modern", I have to start by convincing the CIO that there's a better way nowadays (to Business Intelligence). Also, no one around here knows how to spell "agile".
Do you have a recommended James Martin classic or two, at least so I can be able to step up intellectually to where the CIO is coming from? And while I'm at it, any other classic books / authors so I can step up my own software development leadership / development knowledge? Strictly a classic data entry system with associated reports /analysis, down the road dashboards and predictive analytics.