2018

Big Data And Analytics Has Been Around Forever! Why Is It Still Important?

Timo Elliott

These are some quick answers to some common questions I get about Business Intelligence, Big Data, and Analytics: Big Data. The term has been around for quite some time. Why is it still important for innovative businesses? It’s clear that data is one of the most important assets of the future. Organizations want to optimize their end-to-end customer experience, to improve productivity, and to engage the workforce in new ways. All of these things require data and analytics.

Transformation is More Than Just Having an Agile Checklist

Leading Agile

As a consultant, I get to see a lot of different organizations and work with a variety of teams. By now, virtually everyone has at least heard of agile and read the manifesto. We also seem to have, in technology adoption terms, crossed the chasm, and so adoption by more traditional, sometimes slower moving, global scale organizations is well under way. Agile has finally been vetted by the early adopters and is now becoming mainstream.

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A Better Way to Clean Up the SSIS Catalog Database

Tim Mitchell

Earlier this week, I blogged about the automatic cleanup process that purges old data from the SSIS catalog logging tables. This nightly process removes data for operations that are older than 365 days. While this is useful, many SSIS admins have complained that this process is very slow and contentious on large or busy SSISDB databases. In this post, I’ll. The post A Better Way to Clean Up the SSIS Catalog Database appeared first on Tim Mitchell. SSIS Catalog SSIS

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Whitepaper: Skills Acquisition Vs. Talent Acquisition | Simplilearn

Simplilearn

Many organizations assume they need to hire new talent to fill their skills gaps, but that’s an expensive and time-consuming procedure. Determining the skills needed and how to train your existing employees on those skills is a cost-effective and efficient alternative

Building the Foundations of the Future: Digital Construction in 2022 and Beyond

FlowForma surveyed 100+ construction executives. This eBook details their opinions and delves into their drivers for workflow and process automation, reliance on manual processes, digital capabilities and goals for process automation, and digital transformation initiatives in 2022 and beyond.

20 expert opinions on UI design trends for 2018

Userzoom

From invisible UI to emotional personalisation to biometric authentication, which UI trends will be rocking our experts’ socks off in 2018? Look, we get it. Trends posts are an easy win for any blog operating in the tech/marketing/digital industry. Writers can make up any old bunkum in the safe knowledge that nobody will bother checking back 12 months later to see if they were right (driverless planes, internet-enabled pets, smart-pants). UI trends are an even rockier terrain to navigate.

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Teaming – could this be the future of agile?

Growing Agile

We all know the benefits of teams. A bunch of people who work together over long periods of time and are fairly stable. They grow together and learn together and the team is worth more than the sum of the individuals. IF you’ve worked in one of these teams – you will know what I’m speaking about. It feels amazing. However in most companies this idea of stable teams seems like an impossibility.

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Understanding Customer Needs: Problem vs. Solution Space

280 Group

This is the first article in a three part series on navigating the Problem vs. Solution Space with a focus on understanding customer needs. Understanding Customer Needs “Well, we could…” I stopped myself quickly. I had fallen into the most common of traps. I had stopped paying attention to the customers’ needs and started working on a fix. Product Managers and the teams of developers they work with often tell me that Product Managers have problems writing good requirements. continue reading].

Individual Contributor vs. Team Member

Johanna Rothman

Many people draw distinctions between people who do management-kind of work and people who do “individual contributor” kind of work. I’ve been asking if they mean individual work or team member work. Sometimes, they do mean individual work. More often, they mean team member. Our culture shapes our language. And, our language shapes our culture.) When we recognize and reward people for individual work, the more often we will call them individual contributors.

The Importance of Market Research

The Analyst Agency

Importance of Market Research By Steven Czyrny Market research is vital not only in the initial stages of setting up a business but also throughout the lifespan of your organisation. How can you beat the competition if you don’t know what your clients are looking for? How can you improve your business without knowing where […]. The post The Importance of Market Research appeared first on The Analyst Agency.

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Drive in the Express Lane to Product Growth

Speaker: John Mansour - President, Product Management University

In this webinar, we’ll discuss the common element that gives us the fastest route to growth and which product metrics matter most.

What is the Decision Tree Analysis and How Does it Help a Business to Analyze Data?

Elegant BI

In this article, we will discuss the Decision Tree analysis method. What is Decision Tree Analysis? There are two basic types of decision tree analysis: Classification and Regression.

Social Media Rage (Cartoon)

Timo Elliott

Am I the only one who does this? Algorithmically, social media is designed to be rage-inducing — deliberately, cynically — in order to get more clicks and show you more ads. And it’s ripping apart society. Cartoons Cartoon Humor Social Media socmed

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Continuous Unit Checking:Part Three

Leading Agile

Where were we? Part 1 : Command-line utilities and wrapper scripts. Part 2 : Guard (with Ruby) and SBT (with Scala). Part 3 (this): Infinitest (with Java and IntelliJ IDEA). In Part 1, we looked at some simple continuous checking solutions based on shell commands and wrapper scripts. In Part 2, we climbed up the pile of tools a bit and tried out guard (Ruby) and sbt (Scala). Now we’ll have a look at Infinitest for Java, with JetBrains IntelliJ IDEA.

SSIS Catalog Execution Parameter Values

Tim Mitchell

When doing any new development or major overhaul of existing SSIS architecture, I almost always recommend to clients that they deploy those packages to the SSIS catalog. Using the catalog to store and execute SSIS packages takes a lot of the manual work out of development and maintenance, particularly when it comes to package logging. When you execute a package. The post SSIS Catalog Execution Parameter Values appeared first on Tim Mitchell. SSIS Catalog SSIS

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Feedback Management: A PM's Key for Continuous and Impactful Product Growth

Speaker: Hannah Chaplin - Product Marketing Principal at Pendo & Steve Cheshire - Product Manager at Pendo

Join Hannah Chaplin and Steve Cheshire as they discuss how you can utilize customer feedback to help your business stay competitive in an increasingly challenging global market.

How to Prepare Your Analytics Team for Digital Transformation | Simplilearn webinar starts on 15-02-2017 15:30

Simplilearn

In this age of digital transformation, there is a need for businesses to become more data driven. Data is everywhere, and businesses that can harness this data to provide maximum value to their customers will win in the marketplace.

A UX introduction to instructional design

Userzoom

Under the broad umbrella of human-centred design, user experience design (UXD) and instruction design (ID) are two titans with surprisingly little awareness of each other. Whereas UX designers might work on highly varied types of products — like ecommerce, marketing, healthcare or countless others — instructional designers specifically create education and training materials for things like software, websites, videos, intelligent tutoring systems, games and other instruction-based technology.

Technical Debt and Product Success

Roman Pichler

Why Technical Debt Matters for Product People. As the person in charge of the product, you may not be terribly concerned about how clean and well-structured the code is. But the quality of your product matters: It directly impacts your ability to achieve strategic product goals and make your products successful: Technical debt makes it hard to experiment with new ideas, release new features, and quickly respond to user feedback. [1].

Full Time Scrum Master experiment part 4 – Retrospectives!

Growing Agile

Here I was, full time scrum mastering! There was time to plan mindful retrospectives targeted on what the team needed, it was total bliss. I’d been learning so much and this was an obvious way to put my learnings into practice and experiment with some new things. . Here’s a couple of case studies of retrospectives I facilitated and why I targeted them the way I did. —– How to say no: I was reading and learning about team impediments.

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Power of the Platform: A PM's Path to a Winning Product Experience

Speaker: Marcus Andrews - Director of Product Marketing & Keren Wexler - Sr. Director of Product

In this webinar, Marcus Andrews and Keren Wexler will explain common challenges faced by product teams, how to use analytics to create better product launches, platform adoption, and how to add feedback into your workflows!

Women in Product Management: Marie-Pierre Belanger, VP Digital Solutions Product Management at Pitney Bowes

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For our next installment of the Women in Product Management Series I interviewed Marie-Pierre Belanger, VP Digital Solutions Product Management at Pitney Bowes. To read the entire series on Women in Product Management make sure to sign up for our newsletter. Don’t be afraid to take a risk to go in to Product Management. Women are typically very good planners and organizers, and that makes us forward thinkers.

Feedback and Feedforward for Continuous Improvement Posted

Johanna Rothman

I’m a monthly contributor to the Gurock blog. This month’s article is Feedback & Feedforward for Continuous Improvement : Using Double-Loop Learning Challenges Our Assumptions. Single-loop learning is when you “Plan the work and work the plan.” ” Double-loop learning is when you challenge assumptions during the project. Agile approaches allow us to do so. This is the story of learning about the product and the project to challenge everyone’s assumptions.

The Importance of Corporate Due Diligence

The Analyst Agency

The Importance of Corporate Due DiligenceBy Steven Czyrny “Trust but verify” is a phrase that President Reagan once used when he was heading into high-level discussions with the Soviet Union. Today, the advice works perfectly for anyone entering into any kind of business partnership. It’s a fine idea to get excited about any kind of […]. The post The Importance of Corporate Due Diligence appeared first on The Analyst Agency.

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Measure Social Media and Internet Marketing Results

Elegant BI

Use BI for Social Media and Internet Marketing to Understand and Measure Results! Nearly every organization is using social media to promote its products and services and to establish and sustain relationships with prospects and customers.

108 Business Analysis Techniques

As a training and consulting organization for business analysis, we have come across many techniques that business analysts use while conducting business analysis activities. We decided to compile all the techniques that we came across and find useful.

Agile Analysis Technique: Personas the magic ingredient to solution success

Business Analysis Excellence

Personas … the magic ingredient to solution success! Personas is a technique which can be seen as “the magic wand” ensuring solution success! When the Business Analyst can paint the requirements with a Persona brush, then the requirements and design specifications suddenly sings the song of the real end user. This might sound like flowery […]. The post Agile Analysis Technique: Personas the magic ingredient to solution success appeared first on Business Analysis Excellence.

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Assume a Spherical Cow

Leading Agile

The Joke, as recounted in this blog : Milk production at a dairy farm was low, so a farmer wrote to the local university to ask for help. A multidisciplinary team of professors was assembled, headed by a theoretical physicist, and two weeks of intensive on-site investigation took place. The scholars then returned to the university, notebooks crammed with data, where the task of writing the report was left to the team leader.

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Personal Touch: An Argument Against Automation

Tim Mitchell

At the far end of an out-of-the-way aging strip shopping center in southern Louisiana, there stands a small and modest sushi restaurant. The exterior could be described as tasteful minimalistic: there are no big signs, no flashy advertising, and the word “fancy” would never be used to describe it. Inside, it is a small space, seemingly purposeful in its meager. The post Personal Touch: An Argument Against Automation appeared first on Tim Mitchell. Potpourri

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PMP Certification Course: Project Life Cycle vs Project Management Processes | Simplilearn

Simplilearn

Project Life Cycle vs. Project Management Process Project life cycle addresses the question, “What to do to get the work done?” ” It varies industry wise. For example, let us look at a typical project life cycle in a software industry. First, you understand what is required and analyze it as part of the requirement analysis phase. Read More

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