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13 Mar, 2019

Data Office as Part of Enterprise Architecture

13 March, 2019
Charles Ngando Black
More Data Geekery

A Data Office has become a reality as part of many organizations’ enterprise architecture frameworks.  A data office can support moving the organization toward a data-centric view for enterprise services and solutions.. Introduction Data Office, data service, data-centric architecture, data governance, chief data officer, etc. are some terms that have become part of the language of data managem


6 Mar, 2019

Agile Program Framework for Data and Analytics

06 March, 2019
Kevin M. Lewis
Project Management

It is important to connect program-level agile frameworks with data and analytics delivery and the variety of application programs that will benefit from agile, flexible development   Introduction As many organizations move beyond agile for individual projects, they make a transition to program-level agile frameworks.  Although these frameworks provide some guidance on how to support agile


22 Feb, 2019

Scope Creep Challenge Stakeholders Want More

22 February, 2019
Dagmar Anne Cole, CBAP
Business Analysis

The Business Analyst is confronted with the stakeholder’s desire to modify features, functions and requirements “just because” resulting in scope creep.  Why are the stakeholders asking for changes and what can a Business Analyst do about it?   Introduction Project scope defines the extent of the project; “scope creep” is the tendency to add features, functions, business rules or


31 Jan, 2019

The Power of Mentorship for Data Management Professionals

31 January, 2019
Margaret Resce Milkint
Professional Development

Data scientists and other data professionals need a combination of education, practical experience, and soft skills to succeed and have a positive impact   Introduction Gone are the days of the Wild, Wild West for data scientists.  In those heady days, the job search process for entry-level data scientists and beyond was relatively painless.  No more.  As the profession has matured and bec


13 Jan, 2019

Cyber-bullying and Online Harassment

13 January, 2019
Catherine Nolan
Data Security

The pervasive and anonymous use of social media has increased the rate and frequency of online harassment and cyber-bullying, endangering the data, safety, reputation, and even lives of many people Introduction It is no secret that people are bullied, harassed, and threatened over the internet, to the point where, if someone disagrees with another person, death threats often are the result. Both J


9 Jan, 2019

The Value of Context to Textual Data Analysis

09 January, 2019
William H. Inmon
Textual Data Analysis

Context is essential to the meaning of any text. The value of context in textual data analysis cannot be overlooked. We take context for granted. Context is free and natural and just comes with data. Right? When we look into this proposition we find out that it is anything but true. Context is necessary but it does not come free and is not naturally associated with data. The association must be ex


14 Dec, 2018

Requirements for Agile Projects

14 December, 2018
Joy Beatty and Karl Wiegers
Project Management

There is no difference between requirements for agile projects and those for traditional projects. Therefore, the preferred phrase should be “requirements for agile projects” Agile development approaches are used currently in most software organizations at least some of the time. With the rise in popularity of agile methods, business analysts and product owners often use the term “agile requ


27 Nov, 2018

21st Century Data Management Professions

27 November, 2018
Aimee Siliato
Professional Development

Data-oriented positions and professions may be less vulnerable to disruption by automation and new technologies, due to data management’s reliance on critical thinking, analysis, and human interaction Introduction No matter what job anyone has, the person has to know how to do that job. That is, after all, the reason the candidate was hired. Simple enough, right? Not really. The rapid growth and


10 Oct, 2018

Data Analytics and Big Data Management

10 October, 2018
Martin Frappolli, CPCU, FIDM, AIC
Data Management

Data and business analytics, blockchain, data science, big data management, and other trends in data management and technology will enable efficiencies in risk management and insurance for many years. Introduction In Part One of this series, we spoke of how the great volume of new data types, such as data generated by the Internet of Things, will be a catalyst for improved risk management, loss pr


1 Oct, 2018

Waterfall versus Agile Project Management

01 October, 2018
Michael F. Palladino, PMP
Project Management

Waterfall and agile project management styles have strengths and weaknesses. Both are suitable in specific situations. Know the strengths and weaknesses, and when to use one style over another for successful project management. Introduction Many project management professionals inquire about “agile project management”. Since Agile is a bit difficult to describe by itself, it is better to outli



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