Does Governance Outweigh the Art of Insight in the Age of AI?

Birst BI

Often, these data sets acquired by business analysts are not governed or managed by IT, but this is acceptable because business analysts have enough business knowledge to evaluate whether insights are reasonably accurate to address the business problem. In other words, the art of insight commonly outweighs 100% accuracy or governance. Attend Oct 10 webinar ‘Governance in the Age of AI’ with Brad Peters, Infor’s SVP and GM of Analytics and BI.

5 Predictions for the Next Decade of Data Governance


In the last decade, data governance has undergone a transformation. At the same time, the sheer amount of data that became available in the Teams need to move fast in a competitive landscape, and they need the guidance of a data governance manager to maintain the data taxonomy. However, limitless exploration won’t make a difference without a solid foundation of data governance. Looking ahead to the next decade of data governance, the Amplitude team knows nothing is certain.


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User Research – Making it Work in Government – Katy Arnold (ProductTank London)

Mind the Product

Katy Arnold, Head of User Research and Design at The Home Office, talks to ProductTank London about making User Research Work in Government. It has its origins in Martha Lane Fox’s oft quoted ‘Revolution not evolution’ report which also led to the establishment of the Government Digital Service. One of the first outputs of this department was a set of Design Principles which all future government services should aim to adhere to. Quality products for a Digital Government”.

Portals, Chatbots and best practice in Government search

The Product Coalition

In 2011, I led a project at Sensis to investigate the implementation of best practice Government search in the Australian White Pages… Continue reading on ». artificial-intelligence search chatbots virtual-assistant machine-learning

Business Agile: A Roadmap for Transforming Your Management & Adapting to the VUCA Environment

Speaker: Peter Taylor, Speaker/Author, The Lazy Project Manager

Businesses everywhere are trying to “get business agile”—but it’s not easy to adapt to becoming this adaptive. How can conventional organizations succeed in this transformation? In this webinar, Peter Taylor will walk through the change process step by step, and look at a tried and tested transformation roadmap: benefits are outlined, solutions to common challenges offered, and tried and tested methods and tools provided. It will be a guide towards a decentralized and management style that offers more successful decision making through collaboration.

??How Code for America uses Intercom to bridge the gap between people and government

Inside Intercom

As global unemployment rates continue to grow, people are looking to government for guidance, reassurance, and financial assistance. In the US, individuals who have recently lost their job or whose income has been impacted can apply for government benefits.

Data governance: an 8-step program


Every organization needs a sound data governance process or program to maintain and optimize the health (and trustworthiness) of their data. Select a data governance owner or team. If you belong to a smaller, more nimble organization, select a primary data governance owner , who may be the owner of the initial analytics implementation. The data governance owner or team can then build out the events and properties required to measure progress against these metrics.

Architecture & Governance Magazine: “Report Suggests Agile Integration Is the ‘Blueprint for Enterprise Architecture,’ Expert Agrees”

Agile Velocity

By Holt Hackney, Originally Printed in Architecture and Governance Magazine. The post Architecture & Governance Magazine: “Report Suggests Agile Integration Is the ‘Blueprint for Enterprise Architecture,’ Expert Agrees” appeared first on Agile Velocity.

More than Data: It’s Networked BI that Enables a “Single Version of the Truth”

Birst BI

Data governance is a broad topic that people seem to agree is important, but still argue about the details. Specifically, it’s hard to find an IT professional or BI and Analytics user who doesn’t believe that good execution on data governance will yield the “single version of the truth” required to make confident, accurate business decisions. As long as the process is governed and managed, organizations will have made a conscious decision to create a “single version of the truth.”.

UX and user-centric design at SXSW 2019


Partners & Stories TryMyUI Design Thinking Government User Experience Design Virtual RealityUX and user-centric design was on display in a big way at SXSW this year, demonstrating an exciting vision for the future in many spheres of life and industry. The post UX and user-centric design at SXSW 2019 appeared first on TryMyUI Blog.

Supercharge your team’s motivation

Lead on Purpose

There are organizations that advocate hiring the … Continue reading → Leadership Purpose accountability dedication motivation passion responsibility self-governmentThe most successful companies have motivated leaders, and those leaders inspire motivation at all levels of the organization. Is it possible to create an environment where great work happens and everyone is motivated?

Corona Dashboard: putting the Health in Health Metrics

The Product Coalition

What Product Managers can learn from the Dutch Government when setting up (Product) Health Metrics. Continue reading on Product Coalition ». leadership business-intelligence technology coronavirus product-management

How My Startup Got a Meeting with the Pentagon: a Report from the Valley of Death

The Product Coalition

For academics in the midst of a technology commercialization project, the Valley of Death exists because governments don’t fund products… Continue reading on ». research technology entrepreneurship startup innovation

Women in Product Management: Diana Benli, VP Product Management at Cognizant

280 Group

For our third installment of the Women in Product Management Series I interviewed Diana Benli, VP Government Programs Product Management at Cognizant in the TriZetto Healthcare Products Group. To read the entire series on Women in Product Management make sure to sign up for our newsletter. Imagine being the product manager for a product that is dependent on the ever-changing landscape of healthcare regulations and reform. What would your roadmap look like?

Release Notes: August 2020


Today we’re taking two big steps forward in this mission with the release of Pipelines and Govern. Read the story behind Pipelines and Govern here , and see functional details below. Govern. See our docs for full instructions on Govern. New in Data Management.

Release Notes: August 2020


Today we’re taking two big steps forward in this mission with the release of Pipelines and Govern. Read the story behind Pipelines and Govern here , and see functional details below. Govern. See our docs for full instructions on Govern. New in Data Management.

Ola’s License Suspended for 6 months in Bangalore; An opportunity for others?


Ola is charged with running bike taxis in violation of license conditions and violated government rules. Ola’s license has been suspended in Bangalore for 6 months. Reason? Ola Cabs license… The post Ola’s License Suspended for 6 months in Bangalore; An opportunity for others? appeared first on NextBigWhat. Product Management

How to Scale Yourself and Your PM Career


Her own career has spanned a diverse range of industries, from government to non-profits, and now, to tech. She began her career working in data systems for the United States government and has led product development at companies like Rubrik and Google. Nancy Wang knows a little bit about climbing the product management ladder. Currently, Read more » The post How to Scale Yourself and Your PM Career appeared first on ProductCraft by Pendo.

Should e-signature companies use Technographics?


Much of this growth is due to a compelling need to shorten business closure times, curtail costs, improve workflow efficiencies, enhance security measures, and government impetus for digitalization. The electronic signature industry is growing fast, the global e-signature market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 34.7% during the forecast period, to reach $9,073.1 million by 2023*.

How to Create a COVID-19 Contact Tracing App at the State or Local Level

Emerge Insights

The global impact of COVID-19 has spurred many governments to develop and release applications that track human contact via the […]. Human contact tracing has been used to manually track and prevent the spread of infectious diseases for decades. Now the ubiquity of smartphones is enabling a new technological approach to tracing potential COVID-19 virus exposures.

Accelerate Your Product Development – William Treseder on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

This week, former US Marine William Treseder – now co-founder and SVP of Product at innovation consultancy BMNT – joins us to talk about how he works with Government, Defense, Academic and Corporate clients to transform their innovation culture. [.].

Let’s Resolve to Create Humane Products in 2019

Mind the Product

I’m part of the excellent community of product managers who work on public services within government. Digital services created by central government departments are typically expected to follow user-centred design principles – this has been codified within government as the Digital Service Standard , which starts with the principle that we should understand user needs.

Getting Started with Product Data Management


However, democracy requires governance, and a designated data governor, or team of governors, should act as stewards of these systems. Implement a data governance system. Data cleanup will always be a part of any data governance workflow.

How to Win Supporters and Influence Detractors


However, as Ruth Lane points out in The Complexity of Self Government: Politics from the Bottom Up, “people standing. “Prevention is better than cure.” ” – Desiderius Erasmus One of the common mistakes made by political analysts and even political scientists is that politics is something done by other people, usually people in exalted positions of power.

Cost vs Value Measurements for Agile Approaches

Johanna Rothman

Some of my clients have struggled with their project governance as they move to agile approaches. The governance people do not record assumptions. However, the governance people judge the projects and programs by how well their original estimates (for date and cost) line up with the actuals. This matters because the more time you spend in planning, the more other people—including governance people—want to “hold” you to your estimates.

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The 4 Truths of Data Management for Product Analytics


That’s where capabilities like Govern from Amplitude come in. With Govern, you can manipulate data post-ingestion, addressing some of the issues that traditionally limit depth and breadth of usage.

Which Way is Up? Selling in an Uncertain Market


There is not even agreement on the shape of the recession as it is tied to public health, government policies, economic factors, fear, and the ongoing willingness to social distance. Q2 2020 will go down in the history books as one of the most challenging environments for B2B sales. Not only was there a mass migration of employees from the office to home, but there were massive layoffs, halted projects, and considerable uncertainty around how long and deep the recession will be.

Optimal Product Process™ 3.0 Phase Seven: Retire

280 Group

For other products, such as Enterprise software or products being sold in the financial, government or medical fields, end-of-life can be a critical factor that must be planned for and dealt with effectively. This post describes the seventh phase in the Optimal Product Process: Retire. Download the entire Optimal Product Process E-Book 3.0: CLICK HERE. “A A poorly executed end-of-life and product retirement can cost companies millions and significantly damage the company’s brand”.

Birst automates the creation of data warehouses in Snowflake

Birst BI

However, analytic silos can still be a huge problem if the business intelligence platform paired with Snowflake does not offer the right balance of IT governance and end-user self-service. Birst’s real-time connectivity to Snowflake delivers a full-stack BI solution with enterprise-grade security, data governance & auditing for organizations of any size and scale.

Data Management Do’s and Don’ts for 2021 & Beyond


Failing to invest in a data governor and data governance plan. Tools that enable straightforward data governance and data quality assurance are worthy investments. The same goes for setting up clear policies on data ownership, and designating a data governor or data governance team.

2020 Product Conferences

Product Talk

Service Design in Government. We are starting to pull together our 2020 conference list. This list is by no means exhaustive. If you know of a product conference that is not on the list and you think it should be, please feel free to recommend it in the comments or send an email to We’ll also keep updating this list as we hear about more events.

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Radical Product Thinking | Radhika Dutt | BoS USA Online 2020

Business of Software Conference

Radhika Dutt // Radical Product Thinking.

Brainmates and Leading the Product update – coronavirus


While we’re great at Product Management (of course), we’re not health professionals, so we’re closely following the guidelines and recommendations from the Australian Government to prevent spread of Coronavirus. As of 8 March the Australian Government says that the risk to the general Australian public is low, with the majority of confirmed cases coming from people returned from overseas. Announcement by Brainmates at midday on 10 March, 2020.

Stress-Out Your Buyers (a little) For More Effective Product Positioning


For example: “Keeping up with new and changing government regulations is a profit-eating nightmare.” Increasing and complex government regulations are driving up costs.” Statements like these are white noise – they’re out there but no one pays attention them anymore. Effective product positioning comes in many forms. But there’s only one outcome you’re looking for: An emotional reaction. Do it consistently and your pipeline will be chock full of qualified leads.

Building Products in AsiaPac – Colin Pal and Adrienne Tan on The Product Experience [rebroadcast]

Mind the Product

The Australia and Singapore Government digital services. As we’ve got an Ask Me Anything session with Colin Pal coming up soon (October 14th), we’re re-broadcasting this episode from earlier in the year so that you can get to know Colin and prep some questions for him!

Release Notes: October/November 2020


Hiding/Sorting in Govern. Govern is your central hub for data management in Amplitude. Columns can now be sorted using horizontal drag and drop, and hidden with the settings dropdown in the three main Govern Tables: Events, Event Properties, and User Properties. New In Analytics.

Agree to Disagree and the Importance of Questions

Ask Benny

We need everyone to follow the direction of management (and in the case of the coronavirus, the direction of governments). However, in such times we see many people going against other people who are questioning the way governments act. It is not different for governments.

5 Tech Trends in 2019 We Need to Consider as a Design Team


Blockchain tech: the business value will scale up and the technology will be popular in most of the industries like Health and medical, Government, Production and manufacturing and many more. Living in the present, I often forget how fast the world is changing. Technology today has started to unfold around us to change our lives for good, and it’s vital for UX Designers to keep up-to-date with the latest digital trends in the industry.

Product Usage Analytics: Controlling Your Data


Whether facing requirements from GDPR or other data privacy and protection laws – or serving highly regulated markets like healthcare, finance, or government – vendors are taking a closer look at ways to control the data they are collecting. Product usage analytics are being collected at an exponential rate in software businesses. But with such powerful tools for decision making comes great responsibility.

How To Partner With Technology Suppliers

The Product Coalition

Executive level governance and relationship mgt. Appoint a PM to help partners navigate your corporate landscape, including governance, legacy system integrations, support teams etc.