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The Business Value of Machine Learning Isn't Just for Giants
Mark Kaehny Mark Kaehny  |  
Nov 13, 2018
Technological advances have made it available to the masses Wisconsin now has a group investing $40 million into Data Science education. The Wall Street Journal Tech Companies to Watch has several multi-million-dollar funded companies that are using Machine Learning (ML) focused on different...
Machine Learning
Struggles with Story Writing (Agile Transformation Pain Point #10)
Rachael Wilterdink Rachael Wilterdink  |  
Nov 08, 2018
Story Writing struggles are so common and impactful that we offer a half-day training workshop on it for organizations.Avoid technical stories Many Product Owners don't have a lot of experience writing requirements, and if you're a BA like I am coming from a waterfall world, you tend to like to...
How to Protect PHI Data by Limiting External Access to Power BI
Paul Fuller Paul Fuller  |  
Nov 06, 2018
It was a second-latte-kind-of-day for health claims processor, Jane. Unknowingly, as she was waiting for the barista to work his magic, Nosy Pete looked over at her laptop screen five feet away and saw that his second cousin’s brother-in-law’s nephew’s ex-girlfriend’s health record was displayed...
AnalyticsPower BIAzure Healthcare
Relying Too Much On Tools and Technology (Agile Transformation Pain Point #9)
Rachael Wilterdink Rachael Wilterdink  |  
Nov 01, 2018
There are some wonderful tools out there, but you could literally just start with sticky notes on wall, especially if you're co-located. If you aren’t co-located and are dispersed, that makes it quite a bit more challenging. But there are some tools that you can leverage to make that a bit...
When Low Quality Data Strikes, Can Fuzzy Logic Save the Day?
Jared Kuehn Jared Kuehn  |  
Oct 30, 2018
What is fuzzy logic? First off, there are some important things I think you should know: I was once a member of a group called the Marx Brothers.I can solve a Rubik’s cube in less than 1,000 seconds.I like BLT sandwiches. Now, onto the reason you’re reading this post. What is fuzzy logic? It...
Data Analytics
No Planning / Too Much Planning (Agile Transformation Pain Point #8)
Rachael Wilterdink Rachael Wilterdink  |  
Oct 25, 2018
There's a common misconception in Agile that there's no planning. That's not true, there's definitely planning, but it's just at different levels. There's also the concept of over-planning which you don't want to do either. You've got to find that right balance.Fleshing out the barebones story...
So Many Agile Certifications! Which One is Right for You?
Rachael Wilterdink Rachael Wilterdink  |  
Oct 23, 2018
Ever since the Agile manifesto was written in the early 2000s, it has taken off like a rocket, and it seems that every professional certifying body wants to jump on the bandwagon. There are numerous certifications available, and more seem to pop up every day. Hopefully this will help guide you...
SharePoint Workflow "Failed to Start"?
Kyle Ziber Kyle Ziber  |  
Oct 19, 2018
After a recent .Net update that was rolled up into a Windows Server update, SharePoint workflows are failing to start. Microsoft is working on a bug fix for this issue but has a workaround to get back up and running quickly.Two big issues with SharePoint environments Before I start on the...
Getting Training, But Without Follow-Up Support (Agile Transformation Pain Point #7)
Rachael Wilterdink Rachael Wilterdink  |  
Oct 18, 2018
When transforming to agile, if you’ve had training, that's wonderful, but that alone is not a guarantee of success. You still want to engage a coach or someone who can help you through this transition. Your company also needs to provide organizational support through the transition. I once...
Steps to an Automated Power BI Audit Log Solution
Marcus Radue Marcus Radue  |  
Oct 16, 2018
Recently, our data team noticed a troubling pattern with clients who were looking to deploy Power BI throughout their organizations: they were experiencing limited visibility to all Power BI activities, associates, and licensing. Clients would ask us, “How am I able to efficiently manage and...
Data AnalyticsPower BIPowershell
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