Data warehouse projects bring together different communities of practice, with the primary objective
of producing one body of information which is capable of comparative advantages in business
analysis. Due to the number of involved communities and the complexity of their collaboration, data
warehouse projects are costly. In this paper we give a closer look at communication problems on
boundaries between participating data warehouse projects’ communities. Our analysis enlightens the
potential relation between the early creation of language communities of the involved communities
and lowering data warehouse project development costs. As today, there is hardly any methodology
available for analyzing and aligning mutual understanding between data warehouse project
participants. In this paper, we propose a data warehouse development scheme for project
improvement based on our discussion as a first step in a design science project.
Vranesic, Helena and Rosenkranz, Christoph, "THE ROLE OF BOUNDARY OBJECTS AND BOUNDARY SPANNING IN DATA WAREHOUSING – A RESEARCH-IN-PROGRESS REPORT" (2009). ECIS 2009 Proceedings. 117.