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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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Inquiry Response: Best Practices For Writing Vendor Contracts To Ensure Good Data

Sep 06, 2021

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Inquiry:

What are some best practices for writing third-party vendor contracts to ensure that we receive the best possible transactional data? One challenge is that we don’t pay for the data we’re receiving.

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Inquiry Response: Getting Started With Supply Chain Analytics

Aug 23, 2021

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Inquiry:

As a global manufacturing company with factories and distribution centers in many countries we’d like to do more with supply chain analytics. How do we get started?

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Inquiry Response: Moving Towards Personalizing The Customer Experience

Aug 16, 2021

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Inquiry:

As a media subscription service, we have a lot of customer data, but are behind the curve when it comes to using it for personalization to improve customer experiences. What should we look at to become more customer-centric?

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Inquiry Response: Getting Executive Buy-In For Digital Transformation

Aug 02, 2021

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Inquiry:

We’re preparing for a digital transformation — shifting from account-centric to customer-centric. The leaders like the idea in spirit, but how do we get them to understand what this really means so we can begin to take real action?

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