2016

Feed Your Organization: Avoid Packaged BI. Choose ‘Fresh’ BI Tools!

ElegantJ BI

In a way, choosing a business Intelligence tools is like choosing the right food. In recent years, we have all become more aware of the difference between packaged foods and fresh foods. Today, businesses are becoming more aware of the differences between ‘packaged’ BI tools and self-serve BI tools that provide ‘fresh’ views and data analysis. To get the most out of food, you must absorb the nutrition.

10 Tips for Creating an Agile Product Roadmap

Roman Pichler

1 Focus on Goals and Benefits. Whenever you are faced with an agile, dynamic environment—be it that your product is young and is experiencing significant change or that the market is dynamic with new competitors or technologies introducing change, you should work with a goal-oriented product roadmap, sometimes also referred to as theme-based. Goal-oriented roadmaps focus on goals or objectives like acquiring customers, increasing engagement, and removing technical debt.

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Supercharge your Project Management career | Simplilearn webinar starts on 22-12-2016 10:30

Simplilearn

Do you know all you need to know to get ahead and make it as an expert Project Manager? In this webinar, we explain how to keep on track to Project Management expertise. The webinar will cover the essential knowledge you need, not just to retain your PMP® certification through the PDUs but also to gain the skills you need to manage any Project, Read More

Product Owner vs. Product Manager Exploration

280 Group

Regardless of which role or title you may have, you should have at least a basic understanding of the Product Owner vs. Product Manager comparison; similarities, differences, and overlap. In our recent Product Management Team Survey we found that in companies doing Agile development, 70% indicated that the Product Manager is also the Product Owner. If you don’t have a good understanding of both roles (whether you are doing both or just interacting with someone doing one of them).[continue

If It Was My Organization

Agile Coach

Taking an idea from The Feedback Wrap , this post was written on a beautiful Sunday night by the pool on the eve of Agile 2016, and after a skimming of “ Why Business People Speak Like Idiots “ I’m in a mellow mood, but feeling a little annoyed with whole world of Agile lately. Remember when good leadership was good leadership? Now it HAS TO be Agile leadership. I spent a good chunk of the day chasing Pokemon (Pokemen?)

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Using Data Analytics To Improve Local Government in Massachusetts

TIBCO

With all of the technology available today, it would seem that data-driven government would be the norm rather than the exception. However, it doesn’t appear that local governments are taking advantage of massive amounts of data they collect to operate as efficiently and as effectively as possible–at least not in Massachusetts, according to Michael Ward , director of municipal services at the Collins Center for Public Management at UMass Boston.

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Creating Custom Table in SSAS Tabular using Table and Row Constructors in DAX

BI Insight

A while ago I was working on a Power BI project which the customer wanted to define a new table directly in the model. The easiest way to achieve this in Power BI Desktop is to “Enter Data” which creates a new table by typing or pasting in new contents. I was thinking of that … Continue reading Creating Custom Table in SSAS Tabular using Table and Row Constructors in DAX. The post Creating Custom Table in SSAS Tabular using Table and Row Constructors in DAX appeared first on BI Insight.

Why Data Analytics Matters to Your Business

Digiteum

The post Why Data Analytics Matters to Your Business appeared first on Digiteum. Big Data Expert View data analytics for business

Right Tool, Right Time, RIGHT NOW! Self-Serve BI vs Restricted Dashboards/Access

ElegantJ BI

Have you ever been frustrated because you didn’t have the right tool for the job? You know what I’m talking about. You need something now – information, or a tool – but you don’t have access. So aggravating. Now, consider your business intelligence situation: Maybe you are on the road and you can only access BI tools while you are in the office. Maybe your business has BI tools but only certain people have access.

Case Study: India-Based Financial Services and Stock brokerage Firm Achieves BI Coverage

ElegantJ BI

A Financial Services firm with more than 700,000 daily transactions in more than 500 locations across India was using a variety of BI tools, spreadsheets and MIS solutions, resulting in cumbersome reporting, data consolidation and security, and programmer and analyst dependencies. With ElegantJ BI, they rolled out BI to a large number of users across India with complete data security and integrity.

Social Networking and Business Intelligence. YES! It is Important!

ElegantJ BI

Let’s talk about the application of social media and social networking within the Business Intelligence environment. This might seem like an odd concept but give it some thought. Every consumer and business user is now used to the idea that they can share, rate, discuss and learn from others. This idea has become an expectation and it could and should apply to Business Intelligence and to your business users as well!

ElegantJ BI Included in Gartner Nov., 2016 Report, ‘Other Vendors to Consider for Modern BI and Analytics’

ElegantJ BI

ElegantJ BI, a leader in Business Intelligence and Corporate Performance Management solutions, is pleased to announce that its suite of Business Intelligence and Performance Management tools was listed as an Other Modern BI Platform Vendors in the Gartner ‘Other Vendors to Consider for Modern BI and Analytics’ report, dated November 3, 2016.

Change Management Fundamentals For PMP | Simplilearn webinar starts on 13-12-2016 10:30

Simplilearn

Most project managers follow established project management methodologies in order to achieve success. However, some degree of failure is evident in most projects worldwide. One important reason for this failure is that projects often implement change, and in its turn change may introduce new risks. Successful change can be influenced b. Read More

Welcome, Citizen Data Scientists

ElegantJ BI

I recently attended a business intelligence conference and I was reminded how important data democratization is for every company. One of the most important things to consider is how crucial it is to give your business users good, easy-to-use tools for smart visualization, plug n’ play predictive analysis and self-serve data preparation. It is one thing to SAY you want your business users empowered and accountable.

Guarantee BI Success: Achieve! Accomplish! Do it Right!

ElegantJ BI

In our first article in the two-article series, entitled ‘Guarantee BI Success: Why Self-Serve BI Initiatives Fail’ , we talked about the various factors that can dictate the success or failure of a self-serve business intelligence solution implementation.

White Paper – Avoid Data Anarchy: Balance BI Analytics with Data Governance

ElegantJ BI

When considering the various factors that will influence data governance policies and procedures, businesses must reckon with the reality of open access, multiple platforms, expanding user devices, integrated data repositories and the burgeoning growth of self-serve business intelligence and data democratization.

Guarantee BI Success: Why Self-Serve BI Initiatives Fail

ElegantJ BI

Many organizations have invested time and effort in launching a self-serve business intelligence initiative, only to find that the initiative has failed to deliver the anticipated results. When this happens, organizations often struggle to understand why and how things went wrong. There are numerous reasons for a self-serve BI tool initiative to fail or to fall short of expectations.

The Road After PMP: PDUs and the Skills that take you ahead | Simplilearn webinar starts on 29-11-2016 10:30

Simplilearn

Do you know all you need to know to get ahead and make it as an expert Project Manager? In this webinar, we explain how to keep on track to Project Management expertise. The webinar will cover the essential knowledge you need, not just to retain your PMP® certification through the PDUs but also to gain the skills you need to manage any Project, Read More

BI Tools: Integrate, Embed and SUCCEED!

ElegantJ BI

There is one thing I know about people and that is that they like things to be simple and easy. If your favorite shopping area is a mile from your house, you won’t drive an extra five miles to get to that great store on the outskirts of town. You might drop by if you happen to be in the neighborhood, but the business owner can’t count on your business on an ongoing basis. The same is true of your business intelligence solution.

ElegantJ BI Announces Real Time Cube Capability for Swift Decision-making

ElegantJ BI

ElegantJ BI announces Real Time Cube Management for its BI tools. In addition to its existing MOLAP architecture, and connection with MDX data sources like Microsoft® SSAS and SAP® BW cubes, ElegantJ BI now offers real time cubes to derive data for deep dive analytics in real time and make swift, confident decisions to benefit the enterprise. The ElegantJ BI cube engine enables connection to disparate data sources, databases, CSV files and MDX data sources like Microsoft® SSAS and SAP® BW cubes.

Look, But Don’t Touch! The Gap Between Data Visualization & Data Discovery!

ElegantJ BI

At some point in your life, you have probably been told to ‘look, but don’t touch.’ ’ When it comes to business intelligence, the flaw in the logic of solution design often subjects business users to this same philosophy. With most BI tools (even those we call ‘self-serve’), we limit the users to looking but we don’t allow them to touch and manipulate the data for deep dive analysis.

IT and Accounting Pros Can Satisfy Standards and Security Compliance and Reporting with BI Tools

ElegantJ BI

In the new world of government regulation, the technology (IT) team and accounting team are both required to monitor, manage and report on financial and regulatory and business process compliance. These auditing requirements are meant to ensure that financial, planning and operational systems are adequately controlled and protected.

PRINCE2 Demo Session | Simplilearn webinar starts on 09-11-2016 07:30

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Attend the Demo Class on PRINCE2 to experience our online classroom before you enroll. Interact with our expert faculty, get your queries answered and get a glimpse of our exceptional training methodology. Timings: 6 PM IST

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PMP® Demo Session | Simplilearn webinar starts on 18-11-2016 09:00

Simplilearn

Attend the Demo Class on PMP® to experience our online classroom before you enroll. Interact with our expert faculty, get your queries answered and get a glimpse of our exceptional training methodology. Timings: 7 :30 PM IST

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PRINCE2 Demo Session | Simplilearn webinar starts on 23-11-2016 09:00

Simplilearn

Attend the Demo Class on PRINCE2 to experience our online classroom before you enroll. Interact with our expert faculty, get your queries answered and get a glimpse of our exceptional training methodology. Timings: 7:30 PM IST

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PMP® Demo Session | Simplilearn webinar starts on 24-11-2016 07:30

Simplilearn

Attend the Demo Class on PMP® to experience our online classroom before you enroll. Interact with our expert faculty, get your queries answered and get a glimpse of our exceptional training methodology. Timings: 6 PM IST

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Great Data Governance and Self-Serve BI – YES! It’s Possible

ElegantJ BI

We all know the definition of the word ‘anarchy’! The dictionary describes ‘anarchy’ as: ‘a state of disorder due to absence or non-recognition of authority.’ ’ When it comes to data governance, no business wants to risk data anarchy. Data Anarchy occurs: When valuable, critical data sources reside in the same repositories as ungoverned data components. When data is accessed directly with only high level security permission.

Case Study: Telecom Co Engages ElegantJ BI to Improve Performance reporting with KPIs, Scorecards & Dashboards

ElegantJ BI

This Saudi Arabia based telecommunications company provides landline, mobile and internet services to its customers. The business selected the ElegantJ BI solution to integrate all data and reporting from subsidiaries, and establish and monitor key performance indicators and performance reporting. ElegantJ BI was configured to build multi-dimensional cubes and resolve challenges the business faced in retrieving and reporting data.

Gartner Report, Competitive Landscape: BI Platforms and Analytics Software, Asia/Pacific Lists ElegantJ BI as Niche BI & Analytics Vendor

ElegantJ BI

ElegantJ BI, a leader in Business Intelligence solutions, is pleased to announce that its suite of Business Intelligence and Performance Management tools was listed in the Gartner August, 2016 Competitive Landscape: BI Platforms and Analytics Software, Asia/Pacific Report. The ElegantJ BI solution was included in this report as a Niche BI and Analytics Vendor in Asia/Pacific. CEO, Kartik Patel says, “We are pleased and proud to be included as a Niche BI and Analytics Vendor in this report.

PRINCE2 Practitioner Exam and Exercises Video Tutorial | Simplilearn

Simplilearn

PRINCE2® Practitioner Exam and Exercises Hello and welcome to the lesson on PRINCE2® Practitioner Exam and Exercises offered by Simplilearn. The syllabus of the PRINCE2® Practitioner exam is the same as that of the PRINCE2® Foundation exam. The objective of the Foundation examination is to assess understanding of the PRINCE2&r. Read More

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PMP Prep Video Tutorial | Simplilearn

Simplilearn

Lesson 01 - Introduction Hello and welcome to the Project Management Professional or PMP® Certification Course offered by Simplilearn! In this lesson, you will get an introduction to the PMP® certification course. Note that all our practice tests are aligned with the new exam format rolled out by PMI version 5 of 2013 and the Examinati. Read More