The End of Agile – Part 1 (A Brief History of Agile)

In recent years, we have seen substantial pushback on many fronts against Agile as a viable and important project management methodology. In my 2016 book, “Growing Business Intelligence”[i] (a book about Agile BI), I quoted from a 2014 article by Dave Thomas, one of the signers of the “Agile Manifesto,” in which he recommended retiring…

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Creative Ways to Surf Your Data Using Virtual and Augmented Reality

Organizations often struggle with finding nuggets of information buried within their data to achieve their business goals. Technology sometimes comes along to offer some interesting solutions that can bridge that gap for teams that practice good data management hygiene. We’re going to take a look deep into the recesses of creativity and peek at two…

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The AI Playbook: Providing Important Reminders to Data Professionals

Eric Siegel’s “The AI Playbook” serves as a crucial guide, offering important insights for data professionals and their internal customers on effectively leveraging AI within business operations. The book, which comes out on February 6th, and its insights are captured in six statements: — Determine the value— Establish a prediction goal— Establish evaluation metrics— Prepare…

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Elevating Data and Analytics for 2024: A GenAI Imperative

As GenAI ascends in priority for CIOs, CDOs, and business leaders, 2023 has placed data and analytics in the spotlight. The hidden challenge is that entities lagging in data industrialization find themselves trailing in business transformation. GenAI and machine learning are touted to address myriad problems. Morgan Vawter, global vice president of data and analytics…

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Self-Service Data Access Best Practices

Today’s digital realm increasingly emphasizes the value of self-service data access. Firms are recognizing its potential to empower users and accelerate decision-making processes. However, with this rapid shift towards democratized data access come challenges that organizations need to address. One central conundrum confronts businesses: How can they provide expansive data access while ensuring that information…

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Raw Data as the Precursor to Everything Data

The world revolves around data. Just about any important decision organizations make depends on the data they have. Data helps organizations mitigate risks, plan marketing campaigns, devise research-backed strategies, and tons more. But a resource this valuable has rather humble, or jumbled, beginnings. What is Raw Data? Raw data is the primary form of data….

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