Whar Colour is Your Sandbox

Over the past I have mentioned Thomas my son (3yrs old) who asks questions and has often made me step back and re-think how we approach life and what we lose as we grow older.  I spent the weekend (5+ hours a day) on the beach in the sand with him so had sand on my mind.  So

CoffeeCAST – #21 – A Discussion on Faster Change

Welcome to the 21st CoffeeCAST with Stephen Hayward of Project X.  It has been a great week with some wonderful client conversations.  They got me thinking about Innovation, Rapid Results and Speed to Market and when I was talking with Michael Ianni-Palarchio (MIP from mipsscan) about

Xtreme Data Warehousing – Healthcare Use Case

OK so here we start treading into some testy waters due to confidentiality and control, but this is about awareness of the possibilities to open us up for the options.  This reminds me of the movie Roadhouse with Patrick Swayze.  In the movie he goes into the emerge room aft

Xtreme Data Warehousing – Insurance Use Case

This was the most interesting of all of these in that it is so simple, yet so controversial.  Today for example automotive insurance policies are calculated based on a variety of information that puts the particular driver into a large group of people.  If you want to break

eXtreme Data Warehousing

A couple of months ago I was fortunate enough to be invited to a small group session run by Stephen Brobst, CTO of Teradata.  It was an interesting group of senior business and technology folks interested in joining in a dialogue around the concept of extreme data warehousing.&nb

Destructive or Disruptive Innovation

With the well talked about added feature of Google spreadsheets, we have another example of a very good innovation team launching a new product that shakes the world. Ok this isn’t shaking the world.  But it is creating possibilities and forcing the likes of Microsoft to ev

DataCASTers Unveiled

Over the past couple of months I have been working on a new Podcast show on the PodcasterNews Network.  Well, I finally recorded the first episode.  These are to be short 5 minute podcasts on enterprise data management that I will do by myself or with guests 1-3 times per we

Flaming Bag of Poo

I had a conversation with a client last week where he referred to the history of a project and the perception of it as "flaming bag of poo".  It was a lighthearted conversation about a serious issue. In the beginning it was a great project with lots of excitement and ow

Linking Execution with Strategy with Business Intelligence

Why do we look to the active data warehouse (right-time data warehouse)?  To empower people who execute the strategy to have the information and insight to support the operation of the companies business in a way that matches the corporate strategy. What do I mean.  In Steph

CoffeeCAST – #13 – Bob Schaffer

Welcome to the 13th Episode of the CoffeeCAST with Stephen Hayward of Project X. Today we have the opportunity to chat with two people, Robert Shaffer of Robert H. Shaffer and Associates and Jim Hayward of Project X.  Jim and Bob have known each other for a while and when Jim and I st