Welcome to the AGContext Data and Decisions Blog.
These lessons, articles, and blogs are gained from sources throughout the internet and the sciences, plus our own experience in using data to inform decisions that capitalise on opportunity and solve big problems.
This is a little limerick I wrote about data. It a reflection of how I think about data whenever I’m designing or managing a project.
We live in an open world. Numerous Open Data movements have emerged and are now spreading into the mainstream. Where does the line of openness cross those of digital rights and if everything is open, where are the safe spaces in a digital world?
There are nearly 3 billion smartphones in the world, each one constantly producing valuable location data. Learn how to harness that data to effectively market to your customers and strengthen your business.
Big Data isn’t a temporary buzzword; it’s a reality that’s here to stay. The Big Data Maturity Model helps organisations to recognise and strategically grow their own capability towards data driven decision making.
Power and decisions are a match made in heaven. Good decision-making skills will bring you power just as well as having power will ease your decision-making process.
Three recent survey’s from Tier One Global Consultancy Firms suggest that when it comes to Big Data – everyone wants it and most have it. However there are some big barriers preventing its full potential.
The Unified Modeling Language or UML, is the common language of communicating concepts and process in projects. UML is to project planning, what formulas are to mathematics.
‘If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail’, so said Benjamin Franklin, American inventor and founding father. And today, we may add ‘but a plan to fail is the path to success’.
With annual spending on information technology be the United States Government now exceeding US$100 billion, the transformation into the information economy continues at full pace.
There are four defining characteristics of decision support systems that differentiate them in the massive world of software. They collect, store, analyse and present information.
Decision support services are distinctly different from decision support systems. Effective decision support takes both. If you have one but not the other, you have nothing.
Decision support systems and services (DSSS) are increasingly important for informing decision makers about how their world is working. First-class decision support begins with understanding exactly what decision support is.
Working with the public service can be frustrating and difficult at the best of times. The task will become a lot easier if you pay attention to these seven P’s of working with public service organisations and employees.
A simple choice to rollout in project phases could have prevented #censusfail. Instead we have the memorable social media tag that is possibly the greatest ever embarrassment for the Australian National Census.
A project concept brief is how you can turn your great idea into a project with budget and resources. To create a project concept all you need is a good idea and some initiative.
Of the many talents that make for a good business analyst, there is only one that is universally required for a business analyst to become great. Emotional Detachment.
An important part of the science process is to discuss ideas, consult with experts and gain feedback from persons with an interest in the science problem in question. Science facilitation requires asking and engaging people for their opinions and thoughts.
For government and business alike the need for understanding complexity of problems and projects is on the rise. This is the driving force behind the demands and trends of the business analysis profession.
The Project Vision. It is a key component in the theory of project and programme management. The project vision defines project success. So how can you achieve project success when your project has no vision?
There are five factors of software success: Usefulness, Usability, Availability, Alignment and Authority. Modern day computer and software technologies are transforming organisations and industries and capturing their benefits is all about balancing these five factors.