Wes’s Wednesday Wisdom

Some data analytics tips from the DAN “Science Fair”

Some data analytics tips from the DAN “Science Fair” Last week I had the opportunity to attend the Data Science Fair, hosted by the Data Analytics Network (the DAN). The set up of the Data Science Fair is great: Data stories are showcased on old school tri-fold boards (just like middle school!) and presentations are given for […]

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Start with “Why” before you move to “How”

Start with “Why” before you move to “How” Something I’ve noticed over my years in consulting is that when there is a process problem the natural inclination is to ask “How can we make this process easier/better/faster?” But as often as not, the real question we should be asking first is “WHY are we doing this?”

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Associations are complex businesses!

Associations are complex businesses! One of the reasons managing data at an association can be so challenging is because associations are very complex businesses. The simple fact is a typical association of almost any size is selling multiple product lines (e.g., membership, events registration, sponsorships, products, etc.) and very often these product lines have a broad range of variables

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Using the Pomodoro Technique for data management

Using the Pomodoro Technique for data management I’m a huge fan of the Pomodoro Technique, which is a time management technique for breaking down larger projects into bite-sized pieces. I’ve found for someone like me who can be easily distracted, it’s a very effective way to stay on task. When it comes to data management, and especially

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