2018

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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.

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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.

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Automate Testing SSAS Tabular Models

BI Insight

In real world SSAS Tabular projects, you need to run many different testing scenarios to prove your customer that the data in Tabular model is correct. If you are running a Tabular Model on top of a proper data warehouse then your life would be a bit easier than when you build your semantic model … Continue reading Automate Testing SSAS Tabular Models.

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

ElegantJ 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. 1) Classification Trees are used when the target variable is categorical and, as the name implies, are used to classify/divide the data into these predefined categories of a target variable.

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Recruit and Retain New Blue-Collar Talent

Blue-collar jobs have a branding problem. One company, GEON, partnered with Paycor to find the solution. Learn how to attract, engage, and retain blue-collar employees, helping them build meaningful careers – and support your company’s goals.

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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).

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Why Product People Should Care About Business Strategy

Roman Pichler

Business Strategy vs. Product Strategy. A business strategy describes how a company wants to achieve its overall aspiration and create value for its users, employees, and shareholders. It’s distinct from the product strategy : The business strategy states how the company will be successful, whereas the product strategy describes how a product will achieve success, as the following picture illustrates.

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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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Data Storytelling: What's Easy and What's Hard

Juice Analytics

Putting data on a screen is easy. Making it meaningful is so much harder. Gathering a collection of visualizations and calling it a data story is easy (and inaccurate). Making data-driven narrative that influences people.hard. Here are 25 more lessons we've learned (the hard way) about what's easy and what's hard when it comes to telling data stories: Easy: Picking a good visualization to answer a data question Hard: Discovering the core message of your data story that will move your audience to

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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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How to Stay Competitive in the Evolving State of Martech

Marketing technology is essential for B2B marketers to stay competitive in a rapidly changing digital landscape — and with 53% of marketers experiencing legacy technology issues and limitations, they’re researching innovations to expand and refine their technology stacks. To help practitioners keep up with the rapidly evolving martech landscape, this special report will discuss: How practitioners are integrating technologies and systems to encourage information-sharing between departments and pr

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Data is the New Frontier for Performance in Formula One

TIBCO

It’s no secret that evolution drives Formula One racing. Each season, teams work to improve safety and energy consumption with the goal of giving fans a great, competitive show with a level playing field. The crux and excitement of F1 racing is for teams to expect the unexpected. Whether it’s weather conditions or a pitfall of an opponent, teams need to be prepared to adapt to changing conditions — even the most minor of changes can have the greatest impact.

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Java: Platform or Language?

Leading Agile

Java has earned a place of honor in the history of computing. From humble beginnings in the mid-1990s, it has become one of the most widely-used technologies in the world. Java is a platform: A collection of technologies that enables development of various applications targeted to various execution environments. The basis of the Java platform is the Java Virtual Machine (JVM) specification.

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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 […].

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Automate Testing SSAS Tabular Models

BI Insight

In real world SSAS Tabular projects, you need to run many different testing scenarios to prove your customer that the data in Tabular model is correct. If you are running a Tabular Model on top of a proper data warehouse then your life would be a bit easier than when you build your semantic model … Continue reading Automate Testing SSAS Tabular Models.

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Maximize Productivity and Simplify IT Management with Conversational AI

ChatGPT has dominated boardroom conversations for months now. From drafting a stock trading program, to creating a SQL query to model data, there are practically no limits to the applications of the AI language model assistant. At ManageEngine, we have been working on our own AI-assistant, Zia. Zia is a fully-trained analytics assistant that can perform a range of functions such as creating and adding reports to dashboards, providing conversational support to data analysis, insight discovery, bu

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Measure Social Media and Internet Marketing Results

ElegantJ 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. But, how do you know whether your social media outreach and your internet marketing campaigns are working? Senior management teams and shareholders do not take kindly to guess work or to subjective opinions about business success or applied techniques.

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What’s the difference between quantitative and qualitative research?

Userzoom

In my first few weeks of working for a UX testing company I was put under a rigorous training programme. Every facet of UX testing was explained to me in detail, with practical examples and demos delivered along with a reading list of all the key UX texts. I’m not saying any of this as some kind of unsubtle recruitment drive (I found the constant running up steps and punching frozen meat to be both humiliating and confusing) but to reveal where I am on my beginner’s journey into UX.

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Why IT Teams Benefit from a Product Management Viewpoint

280 Group

Refocusing the Lens. Yet another call from an IT team asking if we can help them transition from a project-focused view to a product-focused view of their work. I’d love to meet the person who started going across the world letting their IT professionals in on the biggest secret to getting amazing business support products out the door. OK, well, besides transitioning to Agile for product management.

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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].

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Data-Backed Secrets for Minimizing Discounts & Maximizing ROI Post-Holiday

Use data to turn one-off holiday shoppers into repeat buyers and effortlessly drive more sales throughout the year. Our guide will give you an in-depth understanding of what triggers your customers to buy and breaks down campaign examples from leading B2C brands.

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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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Is It Time to Jump-Start Your Data Offense?

Juice Analytics

Legendary Alabama coach Bear Bryant believed in defense: “Offense sells tickets, but defense wins championships.” Legendary boxer Jack Dempsey saw virtue in offense: "The best defense is a good offense.” Legendary analytics guru Thomas Davenport takes a more neutral stance in his Harvard Business Review article What’s your Data Strategy? "The key is to balance offense and defense.

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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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Different Tools for Different Tasks

Perceptual Edge

I am often asked a version of the following question: “What data visualization product do you recommend?” My response is always the same: “That depends on what you do with data.” Tools differ significantly in their intentions, strengths, and weaknesses. No one tool does everything well. Truth be told, most tools do relatively little well. I’m always taken by surprise when the folks who ask me for a recommendation fail to understand that I can’t recommend a tool without first understanding what t

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The Young BA

This article focuses on my experience starting as a customer service representative and working myself up to become a lead analyst in my organization. I did not start with many special skills or talents but I wanted to reflect on what did help me.

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The Basics of Agile Transformation

Leading Agile

For businesses to succeed in today’s market, they must be able to rapidly and reliably deliver product increments to customers. More importantly, they need to be nimble and able to respond to feedback from these customers. This means a move away from the predominate way of organizing, managing, and funding work. For small companies, Agile Transformation can be straightforward—since getting alignment can be accomplished by getting everyone in a room and creating shared understanding.

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Agile Business Analysis Technique Job Stories

Business Analysis Excellence

What are Job Stories? The Agile Business Analysis technique, referred to as Job Stories are used to represent a product backlog item (PBI) or requirement in terms of a job to be done by a stakeholder. Job Stories focus on the motivation of the stakeholder and provide as much context as possible for the motivations, […]. The post Agile Business Analysis Technique Job Stories appeared first on Business Analysis Excellence.

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Quick Tips: How to Enable Dataflows In Power BI Service

BI Insight

Dataflows (Preview) in Power BI Service has been landed yesterday (6th November 2018). I had a little bit of difficulties to enable this cool new feature so I thought it is good to write a Quick tip about it. While Dataflows is under preveiw at the time of writing this quick tip, the situation may … Continue reading Quick Tips: How to Enable Dataflows In Power BI Service.

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Software for Data Visualization to Improve Your Results!

ElegantJ BI

Data Visualization Tools that are Smarter Can Make Users Smarter! Visual Analytics tools enable users to identify relationships, patterns, trends and opportunities and to explore detailed data with simple drill down and drill through capabilities and make sense of data from all sources, with a guided approach that allows users to identify patterns and trends, and quickly complete analysis with clear results.

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Facilitate Risk Management for Medical Devices within Azure DevOps

In this whitepaper, we will describe how to facilitate risk management for medical devices directly in Azure DevOps. In particular, we will focus on how manufacturers can achieve ISO 14971 compliance and overcome key challenges in the process.