Research & Insights

Inquiry Response: Steps Towards a Universal Semantic Layer

By Eddie Satterly, Nov 15, 2021

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Inquiry:

We’d like to enable a universal semantic layer for self-service. We’re looking at the steps required for success, and we’re evaluating the build-versus-buy question. How have others approached these decisions?

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Inquiry Response: Encouraging Adoption of Self-Service BI

Nov 08, 2021

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Inquiry:

How can we get our analysts to adopt and use self-service at the enterprise level? They don’t seem interested in upskilling themselves to use what we can provide with MicroStrategy BI.

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Inquiry Response: Hiring A Data Scientist For People Analytics

Oct 25, 2021

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Inquiry:

We need to hire a data scientist for people analytics and are reworking a data science job description. What experience and skills are most important for doing people analytics? Any tips for the interview process?

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Applying Data Governance 2.0: Best Practices to Business Intelligence Governance

Oct 19, 2021

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Today’s Data Governance best practices are built on the lessons of decades of missteps and frustration. The new approach focuses on building lightweight user-centric approaches, enabled with robust and flexible tools. And these lessons and practices are directly transferred to BI Governance, where the explosion of users leveraging a vast array of self-service tools demands the right governance approach. In this webinar we will cover: - The key principles for driving effective BI Governance - How to leverage effective BI Governance to engages users - A framework for BI Governance connecting enterprise strategy to critical daily action

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Inquiry Response: Standards And Guidelines For Systems And Tools

Oct 18, 2021

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Inquiry:

We’re looking for guidance about how we can create a set of standards and guidelines for use of systems and tools. Our data scientists and analysts are drifting away from expectations of how aspects of the environment should be used.

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Inquiry Response: Productivity And Engagement In A Remote World

Oct 11, 2021

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Inquiry:

With everyone working remote these days, do you have any suggestions for ensuring new employees feel connected to the team? Also, how can we keep our employees engaged in general?

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Inquiry Response: Challenged By A Sub-Optimal Agile Setup

By Mark Molau, Oct 04, 2021

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Inquiry:

We have a large Agile team working on multiple projects with shared resources. We run one sprint for all of them, with one scrum master. It’s not working well. Is there a way to make it work?

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Inquiry Response: Working With A Fractured Hub-And-Spoke Model

Sep 27, 2021

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Inquiry:

We are organized in a modified hub-and-spoke way with enterprise data scientists in the hub reporting to the hub, and analysts in the business reporting to the business. In the hub we find it difficult to manage the cross-functional, enterprise-scale projects and the more ad hoc needs of senior leadership.

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Inquiry Response: Developing A Data Science Career Track

Sep 20, 2021

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Inquiry:

We’re developing a data science job matrix that should clearly spell out the career paths within our new data hub. What worked and didn’t work for others?

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Inquiry Response: Moving Beyond Demand Forecasting For Supply Chain

Sep 13, 2021

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Inquiry:

We want our supply chain team to expand their efforts beyond demand forecasting. Where are the low-hanging fruits where a centralized advanced analytics team could provide value? Alternatively, is demand forecasting actually a good use of our resources?

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