Data scientists often ask how to improve the analysis approach. Is Agile useful for Data Science projects? You may find it distracting to participate stand-ups and short-duration sprints. Let’s first review common data science goals and deliverables.
What are the differences between Six Sigma and data science? Let’s compare the two disciplines in terms differences and common denominators. I will also provide typical job titles, projects, and industries attached to each discipline.
“If you are not using Agile, you must be a dinosaur! Waterfall is so yesterday”. This is the mindset of many people here in the Silicon Valley (and startup communities around the world). I don’t agree that Agile is the best approach for all Technology projects. Having used both Agile and Waterfall in the past, let’s compare these approaches.
Historically, there’s little agreement on the definition of Quality. Quality experts and professional organizations have their own point of views. For example, Joseph Juran defined Quality as "Fitness for use." Philip Crosby called it "Conformance to requirements." Six Sigma experts define Quality as "Number of defects per million opportunities.” In Agile, quality is defined as the ability of the completed product to achieve the business value expected by the customer. There are 3 concepts in Agile software development to ensure quality.
If you are considering a professional credential to get a promotion or save your job you may wonder which certification is worth it in terms of employer recognition or salary increase. There are two major certifications for project managers: PMP, which stands for Project Management Professional and is issued by the US-based Project Management Institute. PRINCE2 is an acronym for PRojects IN Controlled Environments, version 2 and is administered by UK-based AXELOS. Let’s compare the two credentials as each certification has benefits.
If you are thinking to transition into business process consulting or quality management you may wonder if Six Sigma or Lean is the best certification for the job. It seems like Lean is frequently combined with Six Sigma in discussions. Let’s take a look how these methods are different from each other.
The demand for programing skills within the workforce is far outpacing the development of our supply. Although these self-study resources don’t replace a computer science degree, they do offer a vital introduction. Moreover, there are growing numbers of self-taught programmers in Silicon Valley. Here are 12 online resources to help you reach at least a basic level of understanding:
Hooked: The Psychology of How Products Engage Us
The truly great consumer technology companies of the past 25 years have all had one thing in common: they created habits. This is what separates world-changing businesses from the rest. Apple, Facebook, Amazon, Google, Microsoft, and Twitter are used daily by a high proportion of their users and their products are so compelling that many of us struggle to imagine life before they existed. [Read the presentation slides and watch the video]
To Sell Anything, You Need to Know What Makes You Unique
Having a good sales methodology can help you ensure your company runs more disciplined campaigns and focuses scarce resources on your best opportunities. The first step is identifying a customer need which has economic value to them if they can solve it. [Read More]
Online education is an increasingly popular trend over the past years as mobile devices allow to learn anything anywhere anytime. Competition has increased and today there are five major platforms that offer content specifically for online instruction: University level content providers include Coursera, Udacity, and edX, and casual learning content platforms including Khan Academy targeting K-12 education, and Udemy offering entrepreneurship, design and Technology courses.