Agile software development has seen a lot of success, but applying Agile to BI has been a struggle. This is also one of the key reasons that organizations have not been able to address the continuum of self-service needs.
With the right set of tools in place, you’ll want to adapt your processes to adopt key Agile practices to make your organization more effective at all aspects of BI.
Tools and process should mirror. Agile focuses on a high-level of business user involvement, and iterative communication of requirements. For instance, data discovery is your R&D / Rapid Prototyping, and can drive requirements for managed reporting. Guided Self-Service provide input for refining existing requirements. And managed reporting becomes the highly scalable, fully validated releases of those requirements. This approach enables you to avoid the implicit water-fall of traditional BI and respond more rapidly to changing requirements.