September 20, 2018

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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January 30, 2019

Two Missteps in Master Data Management and How to Avoid Them

Managing your data should be easy. You should be able to access any sets of data you need to run in your business whenever you need it. It should be as simple as setting up an automated report, or just a few clicks and the information should be at your fingertips. It doesn’t always work out that way - especially if you’re trying to do it inhouse. There are many common missteps when implementing master data management. This post will help you avoid those missteps.

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January 30, 2019

The Benefits of a Master Data Management Project

Master data management is an intimidating project to tackle. However intimidating it may be, it’s absolutely necessary. MDM not only saves time, but it allows you and your team to operate at peak efficiency. The benefits far outweigh the intimidation. Here’s why.

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September 20, 2018

Aspirant Named as One of Pittsburgh’s Top Tech Companies

August 20, 2018 / Press Release Pittsburgh Technology Council to name winners on October 25, 2018 as part of Tech 50 event

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