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Due to time zones, events presented by American speakers will be spread over more days, and will take place in the afternoon from 2 pm to 6 pm Italian time

Practical Data Quality Management

ONLINE LIVE STREAMING

Dec 05 - Dec 06, 2022

By: Christopher Bradley

Practical Data Quality Management with CDPM Certification

ONLINE LIVE STREAMING

Dec 05 - Dec 06, 2022

By: Christopher Bradley

Incorporating Big Data, Hadoop and NoSQL in DW and BI System

ONLINE LIVE STREAMING

Dec 12 - Dec 13, 2022

By: Rick van der Lans

Lean Data Architectures to Minimize Data Copying

ONLINE LIVE STREAMING

Dec 14, 2022

By: Rick van der Lans

Modern Application Architectures

ONLINE LIVE STREAMING

Dec 15 - Dec 16, 2022

By: Jesse Anderson

Pre-Project Problem Analysis

ONLINE LIVE STREAMING

Dec 19 - Dec 20, 2022

By: Adrian Reed

Data Virtualization: Technology and Use Cases

ONLINE LIVE STREAMING

Mar 27 - Mar 28, 2023

By: Rick van der Lans

Data Governance

ONLINE LIVE STREAMING

Mar 29 - Mar 30, 2023

By: Nigel Turner

The Data Lakehouse Approach to Modern Data Architecture

ONLINE LIVE STREAMING

Apr 03, 2023

By: John O'Brien

Free article of the month

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December 2022

Upcoming events by this speaker:

Dec 18 – Dec 20, 2022:
Pre-Project Problem Analysis

May 22 – May 23, 2023:
Pre-Project Problem Analysis

 

Solution or Illusion? Achieving Better Outcomes With Pre-Project Problem Analysis

I have a confession to make. I absolutely love gadgets, and am drawn towards the novelty of shiny new tech products. I have been known to make purchases without really thinking through the practicality of the item I’m buying, which means I have a box full of tech products and gadgets that I rarely (if ever) use. There was a time when we had no fewer than three juicers in our house, which (as far as I am concerned) is three more than we’re ever going to need. Each of these products “seemed like a good idea at the time”, but were soon relegated to the depths of a dusty cupboard, never to be used again.

While most of the purchases I’m referring to here were small and inconsequential, a similar and more worrying pattern exists in organisations. Stakeholders often fall in love with the idea of a particular ‘solution’, long before an understanding of the context and the desired outcomes have been determined. If nobody has asked “why is change necessary” and “what benefits and outcomes are we seeking” then how on earth can we ever know whether the supposed “solution” will actually make things better? There’s a chance it’ll actually make things worse.

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