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Thu, Nov 07 2013 20:00 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time : Dublin, Edinburgh, Lisbon, London


The Accidental Business Intelligence Project Manager

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The Accidental Business Intelligence Project Manager

You’ve watched the Apprentice with Donald Trump and Lord Alan Sugar. You know that the Project Manager is usually the one gets fired. You’ve heard that Business Intelligence projects are prone to failure. You know that a quick Bing search for ‘why do Business Intelligence projects fail?’ produces a search result of 25 million hits! Despite all this… you’re now Business Intelligence Project Manager – now what do you do? In this session, Jen will provide a ‘sparks from the anvil’ series of steps and working practices in Business Intelligence Project Management. What about waterfall vs agile? What is a Gantt chart anyway? Jen will give you some ideas and insights that will help you set your BI project right: assess priorities, avoid conflict, empower the BI team and deliver the Business Intelligence project successfully!


Jen Stirrup, a SQL Server MVP and PASS Director-At-Large (Elect), is a well-known Business Intelligence and Data Visualisation expert, author, data strategist, and technical community advocate who has been peer-recognised as one of the top 100 most global influential tweeters on Big Data topics. Jen has presented at TechEd North America and Europe, Summit, SQLBits, as well as at SQLSaturday events in Europe and the US. She is a former Awardee of PASS's prestigious PASSion Award in 2012.

 

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PASS Summit 2014 Discount Code

The annual PASS Summit is taking place in Seattle, on Nov 4-7, 2014. If you have not registered, you can use PASS DW/BI VC discount code of VCSUM05 to get $150 off registration price. To register, please visit http://www.sqlpass.org/summit/2014/RegisterNow.aspx.

 

 

August 2014 Upcoming Sessions


Friday 15 Aug 2014 11 AM PDT / 2 PM EDT / 7 PM GMT

Continuous Integration for Reporting Services

Speaker: Nat Sundar

Registration URL: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4929955412305620737

Developing a Report with Reporting Services is easy. But how can we deliver consistent and bug free Report in a short turnaround. Continuous Integration help us to Build, Unit Test and Deploy the components as we develop. It helps the Developers, DBAs, Test Engineers and the Release Managers. 

Continuous Integration: 

With the help of CI tools , we can build the Report files (.RDL) from Source control (Perforce, SVN, etc). However writing Unit test cases for Reports requires little thoughts. Once the test development has completed, this also need to be build and integrated with the CI tools for automatic runs. 

Also the Reports, Datasets and the Datasources have to be deployed to a Test environment. With the help of CI tools the deployment process can be automated as well. 

In this Demo Rich session, I will walkthrough the best practices around the Development, Build, Unit Test case and Deployment. 

Nat Sundar

Nat Sundar is an independent SQL BI consultant working in the UK. He has considerable years of experience with the UK Financial Services Industry (Mainly in Insurance and Investment Banking). 

He is passionate in SQL Server, SSIS, SSAS, SSRS and MDX. 

Linked-In Profile: http://uk.linkedin.com/pub/nat-sundar/58/a87/842

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Los Angeles - Friday, 15 Aug 2014 at 11:00:00 a.m 
New York - Friday, 15 Aug 2014 at 2:00:00 p.m 
London - Friday, 15 Aug 2014 at 7:00:00 p.m 
Sydney - Saturday, 16 Aug 2014 at 4:00:00 a.m 
Auckland - Saturday, 16 Aug 2014 at 6:00:00 a.m 

 

Wednesday 27 Aug 2014 Noon BST / 9 PM AEST

Intro to R

Speaker: Stephanie Locke

Registration URL: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1369177110122021121

R, the statistical programming language, is another open-source program making inroads into the Microsoft world. 

R was originally for doing stats, but it now does database CRUD, reporting, documentation, and even websites. It can be awkward to know where to start, so this session fast tracks you to the sections you need to know about to save yourself pains you didn't even know you had. 

Stephanie Locke 

Stephanie Locke (@SteffLocke) is an experienced Analyst and BI developer within the Finance and Insurance industries. Steph runs her local SQL Server User Group, helps organise SQLRelay, co-author of the book Tribal SQL and contributes to the community at large via blogging, presenting and forums. 

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Seattle - Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 at 4:00 a.m 
New York - Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 at 7:00 a.m 
London - Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 at Noon 
Sydney - Wednesday, 27 Aug at 9:00 p.m 
Auckland - Wednesday, 27 Aug at 11:00 p.m