Editor’s Note: The first part of this series was published on July 20, 2000, and can be found in DMReview.com’s online columnist section ( http://www.dmreview.com/onlinecolumnists/).

This month we will continue our review of the data warehouse analysis and design process for decision support systems. As discussed in last month’s column (Data Warehouse Design, Part 1), we are usually on a very aggressive time frame to develop and populate a user friendly database to enable our users to make informed decisions about their business. How should we proceed? Listed below are the more traditional methods for gathering requirements. Some of these could prove valuable to collect requirements and gain an understanding of what is needed. The more popular techniques include:

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