April 2, 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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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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March 7, 2019

What to Consider When Signing An Agile Contract

You adopted an agile method to expedite your development process. This first step is signing the contract. Your company and its lawyer may have a standard contract in place, but does it follow the methods and philosophy? The whole point of an agile method is to positively change the way developers and customers interact. Contract language and the expectations and goals that develop out of it should be consistent with an agile process.

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September 20, 2018

Common Missteps When Moving Your Company to Agile Software Development

When properly adhered to, the an agile software method can help streamline and improve your development process. However, there are plenty of factors and missteps that can limit the methodology’s effectiveness.

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September 20, 2018

The Benefits of an Agile Software Development Strategy

“Agile” is a pretty cool word. If for nothing else, it pretty much screams flexibility. Companies of all shapes and sizes have different needs. One of those needs, especially today, is software. Software requires development. These projects are often incredibly robust, time consuming, require a lot of overhead and may not even have any real value to your business if not done properly. Enter in, agile software development: a philosophy, or manifesto, to help eliminate many of the pain points of traditional software development.

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September 20, 2018

The Beginner’s Guide to Making Data Driven Decisions

Decisions, decisions, decisions. They can help a business grow. They can halt a business’s growth. They can even destroy a company. Sure, that may sound a bit extreme, but consider the snowballing effect years of bad decisions can have on a company. Spoiler alert: It’s not good. There is more data available than ever before. What you do with that data, determines whether you grow, plateau, or close your doors.

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September 20, 2018

Data Analytics: More Than Numbers in a Spreadsheet

Businesses of all shapes and sizes rely on some sort of data and analysis to make their decisions. Where does the data come from? Is the data reliable? Who needs the data? What are we going to do with the data? These are just a few questions you should be able to answer about your current data analytics strategy. If you can’t answer these foundational questions, then it’s time to do some digging. Data analytics provide numbers, but what you do with those numbers is how you turn data into analytics.

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September 20, 2018

The Basics of Analytics and Information Management

Over the past few weeks we’ve talked about topics like master data management, data integration and other key processes that ensure accurate data. However, we haven’t really talked about analytics and information management. Analytics are crucial to decision-making. Remember, though, analytics are only as good as the accuracy of your data. If you’re confident in your data, then this post will help explain analytics at a very high level, and illustrate how to implement those analytics into your business.

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January 30, 2019

Building Out A Bulletproof Master Data Management (MDM) Strategy

Master Data Management is hardly a new concept. It can be a bit confusing, though. The idea behind MDM is to organize your data so the people who need it can access it without having to go looking for it. More and more businesses are realizing their data is a mess. Messy data hurts the company’s key decision makers. These individuals need clear, accurate and easily accessible data in order to make informed decisions. Here’s how they’re doing it.

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