March 22, 2019

What is Technical Debt

Similar to financial debt, technical debt isn’t automatically bad. Well managed tech debt can bring your company great benefits. Basically, technical debt is the result of development teams who push to rush a project in a knowingly imperfect manner to achieve a deadline. It’s the result of a company choosing speed over quality. It can also sometimes be referred to as design debt or code debt. There are three basic kinds of tech debt: Intentional, Unintentional, and Unavoidable.

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March 13, 2019

Establishing Benchmarks for your MDM Strategy Team

Strategically placed milestones and benchmarks can make a huge difference to the success of your Master Data Management team. All endeavors benefit from motivation. A large project that impacts your entire organization such as an MDM solution is no exception. You need to have some quick wins scattered throughout the project to prove value early on.

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March 5, 2019

Building the Best Team for Your Master Data Management Strategy

When you are planning to implement a Master Data Management strategy in your business you need to make sure you have the right team assisting with the process. MDM big, complex and important. Plus, it’s getting bigger every year. The MDM market is expected to have a 15.6% CAGR over the next five years. Having the right people involved from the start can make a world of difference when you take on an MDM project.

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February 26, 2019

Create Stakeholder Alignment and an Empowered Team for Your MDM Project

The most important step in starting an MDM solution (and really any project) is to listen to the people involved. In order for an implementation to be successful you need the voices of all stakeholders.

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February 20, 2019

How to Prepare for a Master Data Management Project

Has your company hosted discussions about your Master Data Management (MDM) strategy? Revolutionary technology is readily available to help make your MDM great, but to get there you need clean and consistent data. You need to be sure to get the right data to the right people at all the right times.

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February 8, 2019

How to Attract Top Tech Talent

We know 2019 is expected to bring about an increase in tech hires and that companies are looking for diverse employees with a wide range of experiences and skills. There will likely be more positions than there are candidates, so you’re going to have to step up your game to attract the kind of hires you want.

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February 6, 2019

Three Reasons You Need a Communications Specialist in Your Tech Department

Whether you have a communications point person or need to work with other departments yourself, open and clear communication is a necessity. Having a person skilled in communication on your tech team is vitally important.

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January 29, 2019

5 Tips for Working Smoother with Your Tech Team

Managing a team can be challenging. It can be particularly challenging when managing a tech department if you aren’t extremely knowledgeable about tech yourself. You may have trouble understanding their point of view and their frustrations.

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January 22, 2019

What Skills Should You Look for in Tech Specialists?

As mentioned in our last blog, many companies are going to be expanding their IT departments in 2019. Tech teams are expected to get budget increases across many industries. If you’re looking to expand your IT department you may be asking yourself what kind of tech roles there are.

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January 14, 2019

Attracting Diverse and Expert Talent to Your Tech Department

As we discussed in last week's post, many tech departments will see budget increases in 2019. Among other boons, this allows many companies to hire the best and brightest minds at more competitive salaries. If you’re overlooking diversity in hiring, you could be missing out on some of the best talent out there.

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