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#SAP, Breaking Data, and Re-enabling #SQLServer Database Referential Integrity Constraints #Microsoft #FTW

Many times as Data professionals we no longer have full control over the quality of data in the source systems. I am discussing SAP in my example, but I could have easily mentioned PeopleSoft, SalesForce, or a number of other purchased solutions. 1,460 more words

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#SAP, Breaking Data, and Re-enabling #SQLServer Database Referential Integrity Constraints #Microsoft #FTW

Many times as Data professionals we no longer have full control over the quality of data in the source systems. I am discussing SAP in my example, but I could have easily mentioned PeopleSoft, SalesForce, or a number of other purchased solutions. 1,460 more words

Software Development

Those Pesky Fundamentals

I often hear/read people talk/write about how Agile is a mindset and how it should not characterized by a set of practices.  It’s been said that “confession is good for the soul”,  so I’ll confess that I find myself making such statements and while I wholeheartedly believe that Agile is largely a value system, its important not to throw out the baby with the bathwater. 270 more words

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Friday afternoon drop-everything-and-fix

The week is near the end and as we all know the weekend starts on Friday at 6pm. All week’s been quiet in that my PM (Product Manager or Project Manager, pick one) has asked me “how’s it going” only once. 1,161 more words

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Birth of #Agile #Agile2014

Reading through all of the Agile 2014 tweets, my memory flipped back to my university years where I consider the seeds of Agile were sown. Although I am sure people at that time didn’t think that was the CASE. 555 more words

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Birth of #Agile #Agile2014

Reading through all of the Agile 2014 tweets, my memory flipped back to my university years where I consider the seeds of Agile were sown. Although I am sure people at that time didn’t think that was the CASE. 555 more words

Agile

Temporary Solutions can be more permanent than Strategic Solutions

I know we have all been there before. We get an urgent request that flies across our desk talking about a temporary and tactical solution we absolutely need to do. 498 more words

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