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How API Integrations Can Give Your Business One Source of Truth
Nick Dopkins Nick Dopkins  |  
Feb 25, 2020
As an organization grows, so does its IT stack and the amount of applications it manages. If left unchecked, this can result in a multitude of disjointed programs that duplicate data, repeat logic, and know nothing about each other. Implementing API integration to formulate one source of truth...
Agile Story Splitting by Capabilities/User Goals & Workflow Steps
Rachael Wilterdink Rachael Wilterdink  |  
Feb 18, 2020
In this blog series, Rachael Wilterdink (CBAP, PMI-PBA, PSM I, CSM) dives into 25 different techniques for approaching story splitting that she has used throughout her career. Make sure to subscribe to our blog or stop by each week to catch all 25!#1 - Capabilities/User Goals This seems to be...
Agile
How to Identify Good and Bad Agile User Stories
Rachael Wilterdink Rachael Wilterdink  |  
Feb 11, 2020
If you read my previous blog, you’ll know the basics of a User Story. But what makes for a good or bad agile user story? In this blog, I’ll cover the criteria that will help you identify one from the other.What Makes a Good User Story? The most common checklist that is applied to identify a GOOD...
Agile
What are Agile User Stories and Why Should You Split Them?
Rachael Wilterdink Rachael Wilterdink  |  
Feb 04, 2020
Story splitting is one of the most deceptively difficult skills to master in agile. It sounds so easy, “Let's just a break a big story part into smaller pieces.” But as easy as it sounds, I struggled with it when I first transitioned to agile. I have since seen many other teams and individuals...
AgileScrum
4 Agile Transformation Pain Points with Managing Work
Rachael Wilterdink Rachael Wilterdink  |  
Jan 28, 2020
In this blog, Rachael Wilterdink, CBAP®, PMI-PBA®, CSM®, PSM, pulls from her extensive experience to guide professionals along their agile journey. For a full overview on this topic, download her eBook: 20 Advanced Agile Transformation Pain Points. As a Business Analyst with extensive agile...
Agile
How to Form an Effective Agile Team: The Experts' Guide
Brian Laehn Brian Laehn  |  
Jan 21, 2020
In this actionable guide, Brian Laehn distills his 20+ years of experience as a Senior Business Analyst, Scrum Manager, Project Manager and Agile Team Lead. Has your organization identified the need to create a new project team? You may be wondering what the best way is to form this new team...
Agile
What is Microsoft’s Power Platform and How to Use It: The Guide
Skyline Technologies  |  
Jan 14, 2020
In this guide, Libby Fisette (Director of Skyline Modern Workplace team) and Marcus Radue (Data Analytics Engineer), dig into the functionality of the Microsoft Power Platform and how you can leverage this toolset to solve many business situations. From basics to key questions, you will find...
3 Agile Transformation Pain Points Managers and Executives Face
Rachael Wilterdink Rachael Wilterdink  |  
Jan 07, 2020
In this blog, Rachael Wilterdink, CBAP®, PMI-PBA®, CSM®, PSM, pulls from her extensive experience to guide professionals along their agile journey. For a full overview on this topic, download her eBook: 20 Advanced Agile Transformation Pain Points. As a Business Analyst, I see how everyone in an...
Agile
Realtime and Near-Realtime Data Sources and Data Integrity
Matt Pluster Matt Pluster  |  
Dec 17, 2019
In this blog series, Matt Pluster, Director of Skyline’s Data Analytics Consulting Practice, explores data sources and processing options. For a full overview on this topic, check out the Realtime vs Near-Realtime webinar. In previous blogs in this series, I dug into advantages, disadvantages...
Data Analytics
Mitigating the Risks of Realtime or Near-Realtime Data Processing
Matt Pluster Matt Pluster  |  
Dec 10, 2019
In this blog series, Matt Pluster, Director of Skyline’s Data Analytics Consulting Practice, explores data sources and processing options. For a full overview on this topic, check out the Realtime vs Near-Realtime webinar. In previous blogs in this series, I’ve talked about the pros and cons of...
Data Analytics
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