Retail: Addressing Data Privacy and Security Concerns

As a retailer in the age of big data, knowledge is power. It’s no secret that consumer shopping data is a hot commodity in today’s digital age, and shoppers are willing to sacrifice data about themselves in order to reap the benefits of loyalty programs and special offers. According t

Retail: The Value of Mobile Apps and Dashboards For Store Reporting

When it comes to retail, there are a great many decisions that need to be made at all different levels of management. Before the advent of automated intelligence gathering this would all have to be done manually, and it could take weeks for the data to work its way up from the employe

Retail Series: Consumer Data and the Path to Purchase

From Small Fry to Big Fish Back in the days of the mom n’ pop shop, it was easy for a shopkeeper to provide a personal experience for their customers because they knew the name of each and every person who came into the store. Savvy retailers could then design the layout of their stor

Characteristics of a ‘True’ Analyst

Having worked as a ‘Business Systems Analyst’ for several years, I often ask myself: “What are the quintessential attributes of an analyst”? And, every time I ask this question to myself, there are few attributes that always come to the mind: Fearless -Asking questions when things are

My First SDK Experience

The other day, we were thinking back to our first custom SDK project. I thought it might be interesting to share how it started. And, as with many things it started with a client coming to us with a problem… The Problem: We have been engaged to develop a dashboard for a client.  One o

Playing Fore Change Golf Tournament – Aug 25th

On August 25th Project X Ltd sponsored Playing Fore Change – 2nd Annual Golf Classic for Anti-Bullying Awareness. This was a spectacular event put on by AMP Solar Group and the Canadian Safe School Network (CSSN). This event raised close to $100,000 for the CSSN, which fosters a

Proper Project Communication is Key…right?

I was chatting with a friend recently about a project she is on that she described in her own words as a ‘master disaster’ – timelines in jeopardy, cost overruns, unrealistic expectations, and frustrated team. I thought back to my own experiences and research and my first

Project Plans and the SDLC Continued…Project Plan Models

Last week we talked about Project Plans and the SDLC and touched on the waterfall model of project plans. In case you missed the first post you can read it here. This week we will talk about other project plan models… The fountain model recognizes that although some activities c