First Things First – Agile Development and Project Scope

Last week I had a chance to visit with an insurance company client undergoing a major initiative to modernize their IT infrastructure and applications that they use. In the past, they did all of...

Business Intelligence Sustainability – Playing the Whole Course (2 of 3)

During our annual family vacation last year, I was on the golf course, pondering my thoughts while I looked for my recently hit ball. My first thought was that the ball was never where I thought...

Scrum Basics: Better Daily Planning – Asking the Right Questions

When coaching teams and observing their daily planning (aka standup) meetings I often hear the following questions asked: What did you work on yesterday? What will you work on today? What is...

Business Intelligence Usability – Avoiding “Project Creep” (1 of 3)

Adopting a ‘think global, act local’ approach to your BI initiatives ensure projects don’t encounter “project creep”. This is where assets are pulled from the first project to make the...

Make Competencies a Part of Your Talent Management ‘Lifestyle’

I frequently talk about Competencies and creating a culture of Talent Management as a “lifestyle” change. And we all know change can be difficult. So—whether we’re talking about...

Data Challenges, Part 3: SAP HANA Methodology, Affordability, and TCO

Part 1 and Part 2 of this blog series describe some ways businesses use SAP HANA to make sense of their ever-growing mountains of data. In this Part 3, we’ll look briefly at how SAP HANA...
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