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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


21 Sep, 2018

Data Models Ensure Successful Migrations

21 September, 2018
Peter Stiglich, CDMP
Data Architecture

When migrating data across platforms, it is critically important to have three full data models to support the effort, with the relevant metadata.  Having these models will reduce time, costs, and effort needed to perform the migration successfully. Introduction Migrating data from one platform (e.g., legacy applications) to another (e.g., DW, ERP, MDM) is a difficult endeavor requiring understan


13 Sep, 2018

Business Analyst Toolkit

13 September, 2018
Nimil Parikh
Business Analysis

Every business analyst should know the optimal tools and techniques to use in any situation. Having this skill reduces stress, improves performance, and enables better results Introduction Chaos! Stress! Everyday mess! Isn’t this an everyday situation for a business analyst (BA)? If not, either you have reached job satisfaction or you have not been introduced to the real world of business analys


5 Sep, 2018

Extended Data Dictionary Approach and Benefits

05 September, 2018
LN Mishra
Business Analysis

An extended data dictionary can provide business requirements analysts with the ability to catalog and use many more attributes and metadata than an standard data dictionary Introduction One of the key goals of business analysis is to obtain complete solution requirements​. Among the solution requirements, possibly the largest share falls to user interface requirements, since most applications h


21 Aug, 2018

Developing Skills through Continuous Learning

21 August, 2018
Anne Marie Smith, Ph.D.
Professional Development

Every professional, in every field, must be ready and willing to learn continually so they can maintain their skills and develop new approaches to an ever-changing world Introduction In the 21st century, every professional must be ready to embrace continuous education, and develop a willingness to learn new skills to develop talents that enable them to contribute to the ever-changing world and its


20 Aug, 2018

Soft Skills Define Leaders

20 August, 2018
Margaret Resce Milkint
Professional Development

Communication, leadership, problem solving, influencing, and emotional intelligence are all critical skills in every workplace, in addition to the necessary position capabilities. Introduction Data is the prevailing buzzword for 21st century corporate reality, revolutionizing all industries and forever changing the way they operate. Effective data management and analytics help organizations improv


13 Aug, 2018

Data Governance Rules and Baseball

13 August, 2018
Anne Buff
Data Governance

There are many parallels between America’s favorite pastime and data governance, since both are governed by rules, require action, and need excellent communication. Introduction While peanuts and cracker jacks may not be readily available in data governance meetings, and you may actually care if you get back [home] at some point, the essence of baseball can be broken down into three core areas t


10 Aug, 2018

Foundations of Data Management Professional Development

10 August, 2018
Anne Marie Smith, Ph.D.
Professional Development

Continuing Professional Development is important in every data management person’s career, since it enables life-long learning, offers opportunities for growth in skills and knowledge, and contributes to personal satisfaction. Introduction In any profession, the term professional development may be used in reference to a wide variety of specialized training, formal education, or advanced profess


3 Aug, 2018

Data Quality Heroes

03 August, 2018
Bart Basens
Best Practices

Every organization needs a set of roles that are responsible for managing the quality of the data and metadata that are used in the enterprise’s operations and analytics. These roles are the “data quality heroes.” Introduction Data management entails the proper management of data as well as the corresponding data definitions or metadata. It aims at ensuring that data and its metadata are of



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