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Monthly Archives: August 2018


Tools and Methods to Aid Process Documentation

Are you stuck doing everything yourself? Or you can’t hand something off to a colleague to do because they don’t know how and there is not enough information readily available to show or train them? It is time to get those repetitive tasks out of your head and documented – of course, you don’t want to spend a ton of time documenting; you’re busy making money or doing your job. Just remember, getting some of the information down is better than nothing – and documenting how you do it should be incorporated into your job so you can easily pass along the work and focus on what you really enjoy or want to do. Let’s get started!

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Components That Make Up a Business Platform

Building a modern business platform is a requirement for teams, organizations, and teams of teams today. When we defined the “modern enterprise” and “business platform” we took from our experience in working with startups that started their teams in the last ten years, non-profits and associations, and some of the largest companies that have been around. We also have leveraged tremendous knowledge from other institutions and companies such as ITIL and Gartner Research. Continue reading

Demystifying the 5 Phases of Project Management

Project managers are the backbone of any successful project, but their roles are often down-labeled to simply reminding teams about deadlines or setting up status meetings. Looking at project management from a traditional perspective, a PM’s job requires a deep understanding of five specific phases, that enable success for a project. These are:

 

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How to Code a Landing Page

In my last post, I discussed how to create a landing page without touching any code. This post is a beginner’s introduction for those who want to get their hands dirty with programming and code a landing page. In order to create a landing page from scratch, the minimum programming skills you’ll need to have are some degree of versatility in HTML and CSS, and how they factor into creating your landing page. This post doesn’t cover how to register and configure your website name nor does it cover how to actually host a website, rather it is focused on introducing you to the two basic programming languages required in creating a rudimentary landing page.

In our opinion, with the sheer amount of easy-to-use landing page creator tools available on the web, the majority of people interested in landing page should not be programming their own landing pages from scratch. However, if your interest is to become better versed in using programming to create real websites then creating a landing page from scratch is a useful exercise as it will teach you fundamentals across a few different web topics.

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Why Python is the Preferred Language For Machine Learning

For developers in the field of Machine Learning, one of the most popular programming languages is Python. Python is neither the fastest language (easily overtaken by C and C++), nor is it necessarily the easiest language to learn (R and Matlab can have smaller learning curves). Then why is python used by  57% of Data Scientists and Machine Learning Developers and ranked first by the PYPL Index as one of the most popular programming languages today? As a programmer myself, I think it comes down to two things: simplicity of programming and the vast amount of libraries that Python offers.

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