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Two Halves Don’t Make a Whole

In Chapter 3 of my Data Engineering Teams book, I show you how to do a skill gap analysis. During the analysis of the team, you either say the person has the skill or not. It’s a very binary decision. Some people have written me asking if it can be a fraction. Instead...

Moving from OmniGraffle to SVG

This post shows you how to export your OmniGraffle files to SVG. ...But First a Rant Wait! I thought OmniGraffle says they support SVGs. Yes, they say they support SVGs. I've never been able to get them to work. In OmniGraffle 6, they started supporting SVG import. I...

The Blame Game

When a Big Data project fails, there’s plenty of blame to go around. When I do the retrospectives with teams who are failing or about to fail, their blame is often misplaced. There’s a focus on blaming the technology. The more difficult considerations of looking...

What It Looks Like From the Outside

I teach and mentor teams that have started or are several months into their projects. I see what happens after they’ve experienced problems. I view the teams from the outside looking in. I see the manifestations of problems and I have to figure out what the root of...