Blogs

Because sharing is caring

NZ Scaleup AgileData achieves Google Cloud Ready – BigQuery Designation

In the data domain you typically have to balance between building the right thing and building the thing right.

The days of being able to spend 6 months or a year on “Sprint Zero” creating your data platform have gone.

One team I worked with called it “building the airplane as you fly it”

Here are 5 patterns I have seen data teams adopt to help them do this.

Building the Data Plane while flying it
Building the Data Plane while flying it

In the data domain you typically have to balance between building the right thing and building the thing right.

The days of being able to spend 6 months or a year on “Sprint Zero” creating your data platform have gone.

One team I worked with called it “building the airplane as you fly it”

Here are 5 patterns I have seen data teams adopt to help them do this.

Dysfunction Mapping with Michael Lloyd
Dysfunction Mapping with Michael Lloyd

Join Murray Robinson and Shane Gibson as they chat with Michael Lloyd about dysfunction mapping.

Whether you are new to the agile world or a seasoned professional, you’ll find valuable insights as we delve into understanding team dynamics, honing the coaching process. And the essential principle of iterative hypothesis testing. Join us as we learned the power of mapping dysfunctions to unveil powerful solutions in agile environments.

2024 the year of the Intelligent Data Platform
2024 the year of the Intelligent Data Platform

AI was the buzzword for 2023 and it will continue to be the buzzword for 2024.

I have been thinking about our approach to AI in our product for a while and landed on 3 patterns that I use as a reference.

Ask AI
Assisted AI
Automated AI
Adopting these patterns moves a data platform from being a manual data platform, towards a data platform that can do some of the data work for you.

An Intelligent Data Platform.

Developing digital products in China with Bianca Grizhar
Developing digital products in China with Bianca Grizhar

In this episode, we talk to Bianca Grizhar about developing digital products in China. We discuss the cultural differences between Germany and China, and how Scrum improved team collaboration. We talk about the benefits of working directly with people offshore in cross functional, cross organisational teams. Whether you’re a product manager or a developer, this episode is packed with practical advice that will help you work more successfully with your offshore teams.

Knowledge Graphs with Juan Sequeda
Knowledge Graphs with Juan Sequeda

Dive deep into the world of knowledge graphs with Juan Sequeda on the Agile Data Podcast, hosted by Shane Gibson. Explore key insights from Juan’s journey in computer science, his pivotal role in semantic web development, and the transformative power of knowledge graphs in data integration. Discover how these technologies are reshaping the landscape of data management and the exciting future prospects with the advent of Large Language Models (LLMs). Tune in to understand the practical applications, challenges, and the future of knowledge graphs in enterprise data strategy.

Data Storytelling with Kat Greenbrook
Data Storytelling with Kat Greenbrook

Explore the Art of Data Storytelling with Kat Greenbrook on the Agile Data Podcast. Dive into Kat’s transformative journey from aspiring vet to a data storytelling expert, and discover the power of the ABT (And, But, Therefore) narrative framework in conveying compelling data insights. Uncover common pitfalls and learn crucial differences between data visualization and storytelling. Enhance your business communication skills with practical tips and insights from ‘The Data Storyteller’s Handbook.’ Perfect for professionals in data analytics, business intelligence, and anyone keen to master the art of turning data into impactful stories.

Mobius loop with Gabrielle Benefield
Mobius loop with Gabrielle Benefield

In this episode, we talked with with Gabrielle Benefield, the inventor of the Mobius loop, an outcome focused product development framework.  Gabrielle shares her journey in agile product development from Silicon valley to Yahoo.  And the importance of focusing on outcomes of outputs and improving decision speed. We discuss why organisations don’t focus on outcomes, the problem with contracts and scaling an outcome based approach. And finally, we talk about how you can use an experimental approach to bring an outcome driven, focus to your organisation.

AgileData App

Explore AgileData features, updates, and tips

Network

Learn about consulting practises and good patterns for data focused consultancies

DataOps

Learn from our DataOps expertise, covering essential concepts, patterns, and tools

Data and Analytics

Unlock the power of data and analytics with expert guidance

Google Cloud

Imparting knowledge on Google Cloud's capabilities and its role in data-driven workflows

Journey

Explore real-life stories of our challenges, and lessons learned

Product Management

Enrich your product management skills with practical patterns

What Is

Describing data and analytics concepts, terms, and technologies to enable better understanding

Resources

Valuable resources to support your growth in the agile, and data and analytics domains

AgileData Podcast

Discussing combining agile, product and data patterns.

No Nonsense Agile Podcast

Discussing agile and product ways of working.

App Videos

Explore videos to better understand the AgileData App's features and capabilities.

Observability, Tick
Observability, Tick

TD:LR Data observability is not something new, its a set of features every data platform should have to get the data jobs done. Observability is crucial as you scale Observability is very on trend right now. It feels...

DataOps: The Magic Wand for Data Magicians
DataOps: The Magic Wand for Data Magicians

DataOps is a magical approach to data management, combining Agile, DevOps, and Lean Manufacturing principles. It fosters collaboration, agility, automation, continuous integration and delivery, and quality control. This empowers data magicians like you to work more efficiently, adapt to changing business requirements, and deliver high-quality, data-driven insights with confidence.

Information Product Canvas

Join Shane and Tammy Leahy as they discuss the Information Product Canvas, what each area of the canvas holds and why you would want to collect this information.

This is the second in a series of podcast episodes that deep dives into the Information Product pattern.

ELT without persisted watermarks ? not a problem
ELT without persisted watermarks ? not a problem

We no longer need to manually track the state of a table, when it was created, when it was updated, which data pipeline last touched it …. all these data points are available by doing a simple call to the logging and bigquery api. Under the covers the google cloud platform is already tracking everything we need … every insert, update, delete, create, load, drop, alter is being captured