Ralph Kimball introduced the data warehouse/business intelligence industry to dimensional modeling in 1996 with his seminal book, The Data Warehouse Toolkit.  Since then, the Kimball Group has extended the portfolio of best practices.

Drawn from The Data Warehouse Toolkit, Third Edition, the “official” Kimball dimensional modeling techniques are described on the following links and attached .pdf:

Fundamental Concepts

Basic Fact Table Techniques

Basic Dimension Table Techniques

Integration via Conformed Dimensions

Slowly Changing Dimension Techniques

Dimension Hierarchy Techniques

Advanced Fact Table Techniques

Advanced Dimension Table Techniques

Special Purpose Schemas

Here’s the .pdf version of Kimball Dimensional Modeling Techniques.