2017

Our New Logo, Our New leap in technology!

ElegantJ BI

The next technology move: Smart Data Visualization, New intuitive graphical displays, Strength to handle Big Data at blazing speeds, Self-Serve Data Prep to merge and prepare your data in one solution. All this put together with Plug and Play predictive analytics to empower users and making use of analytics a sheer joy! The logo: Colourful Ribbon Gymnast who we call – ATHENA (Greek Goddess of wisdom and knowledge).

Skill Acquisition vs. Talent Acquisition | Simplilearn webinar starts on 04-11-2017 10:00

Simplilearn

Talent acquisition -- that is, hiring new people -- is a challenging way to get these new skills. Recruiting is expensive and takes a long time, and even when you do find a candidate, you can’t be sure if they’ll fit in your culture and stay.

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3 Ways to Apply Lean Product Management Right Away

280 Group

280 Group CEO and Founder, Brian Lawley, is once again joined by the prominent author, consultant and trainer, Greg Cohen. Greg works for 280 Group and has authored best-selling books such as Agile Excellence for Product Managers, Lean Product Management, and Strategy Excellence for Product Managers. Today Greg will share three ways that Product Managers can apply Lean methodologies in their day to day work. Watch The Video Three things you can do right out of the gate are increase.[continue

Dealing with Difficult Stakeholders and Team Members

Roman Pichler

It’s a Common Challenge. You just can’t make up your mind. I really wish that for once, you gave us clear priorities,” Jane said accusingly at the end of the workshop and walked out of the room. [1] 1] It felt like a slap in the face, an unprovoked attack. How could she say something so wrong? Does this story sound familiar?

Coaching Tools

Growing Agile

Recently we attended the SUGSA Coaching Day where we presented a session on Coaching Tools. In preparation for this we did a silent brainstorm. When we say ‘tools’ we mean anything that can help you be a better coach. We quickly came up with 33 tools that we think help us be better coaches. We ran the session as an informal sit in a circle and pick a card, then we explained the card and for topics some ran a quick activity for participants to practice.

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How Little Can You Do (& Still be Effective)

Johanna Rothman

Back in Manage It!, I suggested that for requirements, the questions should be, “How little can we do?” ” and still have a great product. My argument was this: the longer the project (regardless of approach), the more risk there is. Can you reduce risk by reducing the requirements? That would allow you to release earlier with less risk. Not to release a bad product. No, to release a smaller product.

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Business Agility over “Doing or Being Agile”

Agile Coach

Recently I was asked to write a guest post for a friend of mine, Luis Goncalves’s blog. While writing the post, I remembered that a number of years ago I did a presentation about business agility after bringing this topic up at a local agile coach camp. Business agility from Jason Little. My topic at coach camp was “ Focus on Success over ‘Being Agile ‘” and I remember more or less being accused of not understanding agile.

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Spotfire Tips & Tricks: Hierarchical Cluster Analysis

TIBCO

Hierarchical cluster analysis or HCA is a widely used method of data analysis, which seeks to identify clusters often without prior information about data structure or number of clusters. Strategies for hierarchical clustering generally fall into two types: Agglomerative and divisive. Agglomerative is a bottom up approach where each observation starts in its own cluster, and pairs of clusters are merged as one moves up the hierarchy.

The Best Books to Learn Business Analysis and Project Management From Home

Pestle Analysis

Not sure if you’re ready to fully embark on becoming a business analyst or project manager in a classroom setting? Dip your toes by reading a few books.

Data capture at the speed of thought

Capiro

Yesterday’s technologies. One thing that hasn’t evolved that much for the average computer user is how to get what they’re thinking into the computer. Most business analysts probably still think primarily of the old technologies. Direct transfer. We’ve had keyboards forever.

Social BI Inspires Data Popularity

ElegantJ BI

Social BI Tools: A Logical (and Crucial) Extension of Social Networking! Business intelligence has become a crucial tool for business users and for organizations large and small. It was only a matter of time before social business intelligence took over the enterprise! Sharing data and content is a habit for all consumers and consumers have jobs.

Expert Webinar: Agile: 7 Things You Need to Get Right | Simplilearn webinar starts on 04-11-2017 23:30

Simplilearn

Agile training expert and Simplilearn course instructor Jeff Allen will review 7 tips to make sure your Agile teams are getting their biggest bang for the buck.

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New Product Management For Dummies Book Now Available

280 Group

Our New Product Management For Dummies Book is Now Officially Available We are proud to announce the release of the brand new Product Management For Dummies book, written by Brian Lawley and Pamela Schure of the 280 Group. The definitive guide to Product Management and a must-read for any and all Product Managers. A uniquely comprehensive resource, this book is approachable for new PMs while still providing great value for Product Managers of any experience level. The Product Management For.[continue

Product Manager vs. Product Owner

Roman Pichler

As you may know, the product owner originated from Scrum, where the role is responsible for maximising the value the product creates. This sounds like a text-book product management responsibility to me. Nevertheless, the product owner is often regarded as a tactical role focused on managing the product backlog, detailing requirements, and interacting with the development team. How come?

Agile Coach Assessment

Growing Agile

This assessment is for you to take to see where you are on your journey to becoming an agile coach. Everyone is in a different place. We believe you are the best person to judge where you are right now, and where you want to be in a certain amount of time. About The Assessment. We have broken the large topic of being an Agile Coach into 5 main areas. Each of these areas are split into 3 sub-areas which can contain a number of related topics.

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Alternatives for Agile and Lean Roadmapping: Part 1, Think in Feature Sets

Johanna Rothman

Many teams and organizations try to create one-quarter roadmaps. Here are the problems I see: Teams spend a ton of time estimating what they might do and then they select what will fit into a quarter. They feel or are asked to commit to all that work. The product managers and project portfolio managers depend on the team finishing everything the team commits to. Too often, they use the team’s commitments to create external dates.

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Utilizing UX and SEO for Better Marketing Results

Userzoom

How to employ UX and SEO for better marketing results. The concept of encouraging customers to buy a product or service remains the same from the days before the internet, but marketing today now relies heavily on digital platforms. Advertisers and marketers have had to adjust to a whole new world of acronyms and procedures. Let’s take a look at two of them and how you can use them for better marketing results: UX and SEO.

Do We Need ‘Agile’ Leadership?

Agile Coach

Yesterday Adriana Girdler and I presented Timeless Leadership at the Toronto Agile Tour. Our intent was to show that everything we need to know about leadership has already been invented, we just need to stop and look around once in a while instead of jumping on the next agile fad. Does anyone remember when Agile Readiness Assessments were all the rage in 2008/2009? Then we realized change readiness assessments have existed for decades and we moved on.

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Growth and Change for Telecom Companies Isn’t Slowing Down

TIBCO

Just a few short years, ago phone booths were scattered around the cities. We were accustomed to keeping spare change simply for the sake of placing a call. Then, suddenly everything changed. The introduction of prepaid phone cards took over and the need for coins slowly diminished but still, the pay phones remained with the same simple functionality—talking. The few major telephone companies were able to bill in advance thanks to the phone card credit.

New Book: Big Data, Big Dupe

Perceptual Edge

I’ve written a new book, titled Big Data, Big Dupe , which will be published on February 1, 2018. As the title suggests, it is an exposé on Big Data—one that is long overdue. To give you an idea of the content, here’s the text that will appear on the book’s back cover: Big Data, Big Dupe is a little book about a big bunch of nonsense. The story of David and Goliath inspires us to hope that something little, when armed with truth, can topple something big that is a lie. This is the author’s hope.

Requirements – What’s the problem?

Capiro

Problems and solutions. The definition of requirements in terms of solving problems and satisfying objectives, originally specified by the IEEE, is now widely used. It is referenced by both the IIBA and the BCS international Diploma in Business Analysis. It is the definition that we often refer to at Capiro. In this article for the IREB Requirements Engineering newsletter. September 2017 , the authors examine this definition and some of its implications.

Predictive Analysis for Rasiklal!

ElegantJ BI

The simplest, easiest and spreadsheetble (I just invented this word) information which can be used for predictive and forecasting is defined data over a period. For example, date or time driven patterns which keep repeating till the cows come home. We will not discuss this here and hope you are relieved of some scepticism about this article at this stage. Now, if you are a large e-commerce site or a banking or credit card company you would have more complex data.

Expert Webinar: How to Improve Your Employee Training Completion Rates | Simplilearn webinar starts on 03-11-2017 23:30

Simplilearn

When you invest so much money in Learning & Development, how do you ensure your employees actually finish the training? Research has shown completion rates for some online courses to be as low as 4 percent! In this webinar, you’ll learn proven methods that achieve an average of 72% success in completion and certification. Robert Lazers, Read More

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Women in Product Management: Diana Benli, VP Product Management at Cognizant

280 Group

For our third installment of the Women in Product Management Series I interviewed Diana Benli, VP Government Programs Product Management at Cognizant in the TriZetto Healthcare Products Group. To read the entire series on Women in Product Management make sure to sign up for our newsletter. Imagine being the product manager for a product that is dependent on the ever-changing landscape of healthcare regulations and reform. What would your roadmap look like? That was just one of topics I discussed.[continue

Make Your Product Stand Out with the Strategy Canvas

Roman Pichler

The Strategy Canvas. The Strategy Canvas was developed by Kim and Mauborgne, the authors of Blue Ocean Theory. It was originally intended as a business strategy tool to discover new markets. Luckily, the canvas can also be applied to individual products, as the following example illustrates. [1]. The Strategy Canvas above ranks the first iPhone against its rivals, including the Nokia N95 and the BlackBerry Curve.

Coaching Tools

Growing Agile

Recently we attended the SUGSA Coaching Day where we presented a session on Coaching Tools. In preparation for this we did a silent brainstorm. When we say ‘tools’ we mean anything that can help you be a better coach. We quickly came up with 33 tools that we think help us be better coaches. We ran the session as an informal sit in a circle and pick a card, then we explained the card and for topics some ran a quick activity for participants to practice.

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Agile Approaches Require Management Cultural Change

Johanna Rothman

Ron Jeffries, Matt Barcomb, and several other people wrote an interesting thread about prescriptive and non-prescriptive approaches to team-based agile. The issues are nuanced and for me , don’t lend themselves to a Twitter discussion. Learning how to write short and coherently is a different post.). If you don’t want to read the entire thread, here is a summary: People often need help with their agile approach. Some people start with Scrum in its entirety.

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7 Tips for Liberating Actionable Insights

Userzoom

How you can make your next research project more actionable and valuable. We live in a fast-moving world where everyone has questions. Executives, Marketers, Designers, and Product Managers all want to make an informed decision and manage risk intelligently. This is why a lot of companies are investing in User Research. It’s no wonder, then, that the number of research studies on the UserZoom platform are doubling every eighteen months (new Moore’s Law).

What’s it Like Being an Agile Coach?

Agile Coach

I’ve been pouring through old posts for another purpose, and stumbled across a diary I wrote 8 years ago while working as an Agile Coach in a large organization. As I read through the posts, I realized that the experience I had at this organization shaped my coaching style, and is more-or-less the reason why I wrote Lean Change Management once I realized ‘Agile’ had very little to do with Agile.

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From Customer Insight to Action—Taking Data Analytics to the Next Level

TIBCO

When a new technology comes along it goes through a fairly predictable process of evolution, starting with a long period where nothing much happens as the market gets to learn what it’s all about. That’s followed by an equally fallow period of early adoption then, if all goes to plan, there follows a rush of ‘me-too’ products as the market finally wakes up to the benefits and everyone tries to get in on the action.

Agile thoughts on Technical Debt

Think Agile

Some shared thoughts on dealing with technical debt in Agile development teams. T echnical debt is unavoidable in software development. Due to the complex , adaptable nature of software development, we work with a lot of unknowns. This means that even with infinite planning, we will always be making some assumption of how our software will be used in the future. These assumptions, when wrong, become Technical Debt. Technical Debt also consists of external changes affecting our ecosystems.

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