Our data warehouse is growing and changing. We are adopting a formal documentation plan by IBM called Application Development Effectiveness. It was written to control mainframe projects. As much as I would like to embrace it, it seems so geared toward mainframe transaction systems. I can’t help thinking there is something out there that would apply to data warehouses. What do other data warehouses use for documentation and project control? What do they use for things that are modeled in front of the customer’s eyes, such as a simple query and report? We have 400 gigs of accounting, purchasing and human resources data on Oracle. We have a query tool for the users, many scripts stored on a statewide accessible server and are just starting to build some Cognos cubes for Web viewing.

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