Corporate BI is the ‘one version of the truth’ data that must be governed and tested. The report on top of that might need to be governed too. So any changes to the model or the report (or both) need to go through some testing before it can be accepted. Hence DTAP & Power BI.
Let’s explore a case where an organization has a HR department with a manager and a data analyst. Those two make the reports and decide what they want to publish to their target users: HR employees. A developer creates the datamart and the Analysis Services Tabular model cube on which they create Power BI reports. For the first version, they create a pbix file and upload it to Powerbi.com. What happens when the business wants the report or the model changed?
Read on for two potential solutions.