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

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Product Manager Interview: How to Get Hired

Ken Kranseler

Congratulations! You’re on the verge of one of the most exciting and fastest-growing careers today. Over the past several decades, I’ve interviewed hundreds and hired dozens of Product Managers at companies like Microsoft, Amazon, and burgeoning startups

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.

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.

Five Enterprise Data Trends to Watch in 2021

Dataversity

Click to learn more about author Adi Paz. Digital transformation has taken on heightened importance in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

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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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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.

Managers Should Evaluate Citizen Data Scientists Differently!

ElegantJ BI

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

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.

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

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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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Has Machine Learning Made Cryptocurrencies Traceable?

Smart Data Collective

Machine learning has become a major game changer for the cryptocurrency industry. Most of the benefits are machine learning have been positive for the market. Machine learning is being used to predict price patterns more easily. However, some of these changes are not as welcome.

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!

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.

Don’t Forget Content in Your Data Privacy Strategy

Dataversity

Click to learn more about author Kyle McNabb. Let’s level-set: Data privacy regulations like the GDPR and CCPA are the tip of the iceberg, and enterprises need to start addressing privacy compliance and its related challenges immediately. Wait – don’t click away from this article.

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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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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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.

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.

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.”

The Agile Way | Analyst Catalyst Blog

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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.

18 Examples Of Big Data Analytics In Healthcare That Can Save People

Data Pine

Big data has changed the way we manage, analyze, and leverage data across industries. One of the most notable areas where data analytics is making big changes is healthcare.

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.

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.

The Future of Automation Is Hyper, AI-Infused, and Code-Free

Dataversity

Click to learn more about author Allan Andersen. Data has been a crucial component to the evolution of artificial intelligence (AI), a market that could reach $98 billion by 2023 and exceed $169 billion by 2025.

The What, Why, When, and How of Incremental Loads

Tim Mitchell

When moving data in an extraction, transformation, and loading (ETL) process, the most efficient design pattern is to touch only the data you must, copying just the data that was newly added or modified since the last load was run.

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Love in the time of Corona, part II

Growing Agile

We have decided to take this pandemic and time of uncertainty to learn, our work has slowed down and we want to come out of this period better than before.

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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.

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.