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12 Ways You Can Celebrate Global Business Analysis Day | Analyst Catalyst Blog

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Understanding The Difference Between Kubernetes Vs. Openshift | Simplilearn

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You may hear the word containerization when people talk about OpenShift and Kubernetes. But have you ever thought about what it means and how it's used?

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Handling uncertainty: panic vs. precautions…

Timo Elliott

It’s always hard to make the right decisions when the data is uncertain. And that’s currently more important than ever, faced with the rise of the SARS-CoV-2 novel coronavirus and COVID-19, the disease it causes.

Cartoon Villain Or Just Misunderstood? : Don’t Judge a Stakeholder By Their Actions Alone

Adrian Reed's Blog

Image Credit: © durantelallera — stock.adobe.com #301727597. Defining and implementing change is an inherently human endeavour, and working closely with stakeholders is a crucial part of the BA role.

Cybersecurity Isn’t Going Anywhere in 2021: Expert Predictions Part One

Dataversity

Click to learn more about author Samantha Humphries. When reflecting on 2020, the effects of COVID-19 have touched nearly every corner of the globe, spanning continents, age groups and industries.

ETL Antipattern: Performing Full Loads Instead of Incremental Loads

Tim Mitchell

In my last post in the ETL Antipatterns series, I wrote about the common antipattern of ingesting or loading more data than necessary. This brief post covers one specific case of loading more data than necessary by performing a full data load rather than using a smaller incremental load.

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How To Write Good User Stories – An Aggregate of User Story Articles

BA Squared

Hint: Start with Pathway 9 to become an expert on Writing Good User Stories. Struggling project? Maybe it’s your user stories! Are you on a sinking ship? If your agile project is struggling to stay above water, it’s possible you have holes in your user stories! Do a quick user story inspection.

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New Scrum Master email course

Growing Agile

Back by popular demand is the New Scrum Master Email Course. Here are the topics we will cover: What should I be doing all day as a ScrumMaster? How can I make our Scrum meetings valuable? Can I improve the Daily Scrum? How can I be more proactive? Am I learning enough of the right stuff?

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OKRs in Product Management

Roman Pichler

OKRs in a Nutshell. OKRs are a method for setting and tracking goals. An objective describes what is to be achieved. The key results state how we accomplish the objective. Let’s say, for example, that the objective is to “increase engagement.”

Managers Should Evaluate Citizen Data Scientists Differently!

ElegantJ BI

How to Evaluate Business Users in Their New Role as Citizen Data Scientist!

10 Steps to Transition from Your Current Job to an Amazing BA Career | Analyst Catalyst Blog

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Careers Industry

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Why Data Science Matters And How It Powers Business Value | Simplilearn

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Without the expertise of professionals who turn cutting-edge technology into actionable insights, Big Data is nothing.

The Power of Human Intelligence via Experience Management

Timo Elliott

As Picasso once said: “Computers are useless: they can only give you answers!”. Success in business isn’t about answering questions, it’s about asking the right questions in the first place. Or to put it another way: the most important thing in business is… knowing what’s important!

The Tricky Question of “Purpose”

Adrian Reed's Blog

When creating or ‘improving’ some kind of product, business process or service, a question that will often crop up is that of purpose.

How Big Data Enables One-to-One Marketing

Dataversity

Click here to learn more about Gilad David Maayan. What Is One-to-One Marketing A one-to-one marketing strategy strives to create an experience that fits the individual customer. Rather than segment customers into groups, one-to-one marketing strategies treat each customer individually.

Comparing SSIS and Azure Data Factory

Tim Mitchell

For the better part of 15 years, SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) has been the go-to enterprise extract-transform-load (ETL) tool for shops running on Microsoft SQL Server. More recently, Microsoft added Azure Data Factory (ADF) to its stable of enterprise ETL tools.

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BAs and POs: Are You Asking the Right Questions? 

BA Squared

Note: This blog post is an update to a previous blog post Five High-Impact Questions Every BA Should Be Using. It’s been updated to address how we are working right now. The Current Situation.

How Business Analysis is Advancing Cybersecurity | Analyst Catalyst Blog

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Cybersecurity Certification

If the Shu fits?

Growing Agile

Blogging doesn’t come naturally for me, I find it hard to find topics to write about that I think other people will find interesting. Why would anyone read something I wrote? Imposter Syndrome hits us all in different ways I guess.

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Six Types of “Product” Owners

Roman Pichler

Overview. The term product owner is commonly used to refer to six different product roles in my experience. These are: The original Scrum product owner who owns a product in its entirety and is responsible for maximising the value it creates.

Business Users CAN Use Predictive Analytics!

ElegantJ BI

Predictive Analytics is a Critical Component of an Augmented Analytics Suite! Analytics and advanced analytics techniques can seem daunting to the average business user but they need not be.

The Unexpected Benefits of a Virtual Conference | Analyst Catalyst Blog

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Business Analysis Industry

What Ethical Hacking Skills Do Professionals Need? | Simplilearn

Simplilearn

The term “hacker” is broadly used to describe anyone with advanced computer technology skills who’s able to deceive organizations or bypass security and infiltrate networks without proper authorization.

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European Big Data Value Forum, Helsinki

Timo Elliott

At the recent European Big Data Value Forum , I did a presentation on “The power of artificial intelligence vs the power of humanE intelligence” — here’s a video of the presentation: And the slides can be found here: The power of artificial intelligence vs the power of human intelligence from Timo Elliott.

Tactical Problem Solving: Brown Cow Revisited

Adrian Reed's Blog

If you’ve ever read the fantastic book ‘Mastering the Requirements Process’ by James & Suzanne Robertson, you’ll be familiar with the ‘Brown Cow’ model. If you’ve not read it, I’d highly recommend you get a copy , and in the meantime you might want to watch this short video which explains it.

Analyzing Gene Expression Data

Dataversity

Click to learn more about author Jeany Prinz. Express Yourself! All individuals are unique, and so are our data needs. From simple CSV files to REST APIs to Google’s BigQuery or using customized shared components, Data Science Analytics Platforms offer many ways to access and analyze your data.

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My New Favorite Demo Dataset: Dunder Mifflin Data

Tim Mitchell

Those of us who write technical articles and deliver technical presentations are always on the lookout for the perfect data set for demonstration and testing. Microsoft has done a good job of putting together sample databases including Wide World Importers, AdventureWorks, and Northwind Traders.

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Velocity & User Stories – Too Many Teams Are Looking At It Wrong!

BA Squared

Velocity – What Does It Really Mean? Ask just about any agile team what metrics they track and “velocity” comes out. Teams rally around increasing their velocity, focusing on speed and hanging their team successes on this metric.

How artificial intelligence can improve software development process?

Big Data Made Simple

H ow Artificial Intelligence can improve Software Development Process? Today, Artificial intelligence dominates technology trends. It has impacted retail, finance, healthcare, and many industries around the world. In fact, by 2025, the global AI market is expected to reach an impressive $60 million.

Oath for an Agile Coach

Growing Agile

I was browsing LinkedIn recently and came across a post by the legendary Alex Sloley where he stated that he had signed the Oath for an Agile Coach. I was curious, looked into it and decided it was good.

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The Product Strategy Cycle

Roman Pichler

Enter the Cycle. Traditionally, strategy and execution are often viewed as separate, sequential pieces of work that are carried out by different people. For example, a product manager might determine the product strategy and one or more development teams might be tasked with executing it.

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Citizen Data Scientists: You are a Role Model!

ElegantJ BI

How a Citizen Data Scientist Can Help Others Adjust to the New Reality! When a business user is given the mantle of Citizen Data Scientist, they being a journey that can help to advance their career, provide leadership experience and improve visibility across the organization.

User Story – Useful Technique But Not Always Optimal? | Analyst Catalyst Blog

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Agile Digital Transformation Business Data Analytics Business Analysis

Data Science vs. Big Data vs. Data Analytics | Simplilearn

Simplilearn

Data is everywhere and part of our daily lives in more ways than most of us realize in our daily lives. The amount of digital data that exists—that we create—is growing exponentially. According to estimates, in 2021, there will be 74 zetabytes of generated data. That’s expected to double by 2024.

Requirements Documenting – The Foundation of a Project’s Success | Analyst Catalyst Blog

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The “Solution” Is Simple, Isn’t It?

Adrian Reed's Blog

Organisational change is hard at the best of times, and one ‘warning sign’ I’ve learned to look out for is when people position a chosen ‘solution’ as logical, straightforward and somehow ‘easy’ to implement.

Th(re)e Things that Make Compliant Data Management Strategies

Dataversity

Click to learn more about author Stefan Vucicevic. Data Management has been changing tremendously. Each year, the volume of data we need to manage goes rapidly up, as does the number of sources where this data is generated. Previously, companies used email as the main source of communication.