• oenanthole,  Technology

    Avoiding Scope Creep

    In order to avoid scope creep is essential to have scope control in place that involves managing changes of the project scope while keeping project goals and business strategy in mind. According to PMBOK v.6, control scope is the process of monitoring the status of the project and product scope and managing changes to the scope baseline. The key benefit of this process is that the scope baseline is maintained throughout the project. So, the goal of scope control is to influence the factors that cause scope changes, to ensure that changes are processed according to procedures developed as part of integrated change control, and to manage changes when they…

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    (204) 467-5669

    Design Thinking in Requirements Analysis

    It is often stated that requirements are about what the system has to do, whereas how the solution will be implemented is the realm of design. It is largely reflective of a waterfall perspective of software development where clear hand-off points are needed. Although concise, this is an oversimplification. There is a different approach arguing that the line between requirements and design is an imaginary line and hypothetical “hows” help to clarify and refine the understanding of what users need. This can be especially useful when working on agile projects that involves building or significantly updating a customer-centric application. Having said this, the next question is to see actually what…

  • 240-640-6066,  IT Infrastructure

    Big Data Analytics Technology

    Big data analytics technology is a combination of different technologies that use various methods and processing tools to obtain a high performance optimized ecosystem, providing relevant results and business insights obtained from multiple data sources. The key elements of any big data analytics implementation are: Big Data Storage: High-Performance compute-and-storage scalable architecture that collects and manages large data sets and enables real-time data analytics. It typically hosts these repositories: Data Warehouse: Repository of normalized data that is consolidated and aggregated from multiple sources and optimized for analytical use. Data Lake: Centralized repository that allows to store all the structured and unstructured data at any scale for analysis, providing long-term storage…

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    778-603-4463

    The “PCI Security Standards Council” is a global forum for the industry to come together to develop, enhance, disseminate and assist with the understanding of security standards for payment account security (PCI, 2018). The Council developed the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) to encourage and enhance cardholder data security and facilitate the broad adoption of consistent data security measures globally. PCI DSS provides a baseline of technical and operational requirements designed to protect account data. Complying with PCI Security Standards is strictly enforced for all entities involved in payment card processing; including merchants, processors, acquirers, issuers, and service providers. PCI DSS also applies to all other entities…

  • (845) 371-7200,  IT Management

    Emotional Intelligence Today

    Daniel Goleman brought the term “emotional intelligence” for first time in 1995 with his book of that name. It was in 1998 when he applied the concept to business with his HBR article “What makes a leader”. Twenty years later, his ideas are still valid and an important reference for many people who aspire to be good leaders. Goleman found in his analysis that the most effective leaders are alike in one crucial way: “They all have a high degree of what has come to be known as emotional intelligence”. It is not that technical skills are irrelevant. They do matter, but mainly as “threshold capabilities”; that is, they are…

  • Big Data,  337-501-2080

    Data Warehouses

    A data warehouse is a repository of current and historical data of potential interest to managers throughout the organization. The role of the data warehouse in a data analytics solution is fundamental since it provides an optimized data storage that allows ready access to business information and decision support capability. In this sense, data warehouses collect data from multiple sources and organize the data resources using ETL processes in a manner consistent with the organization’s needs. Data warehousing brings together four fundamental characteristics to essentially facilitate data access and support decision making: Subject oriented, in order to provide a more comprehensive view of the organization. Integrated, from different sources into…

  • Big Data

    270-307-5199

    In the TED Talk “What we learned from 5 million books”, Erez Lieberman and Jean-Baptiste Michel introduce a new concept called “culturomics” which they define as the application of massive scale data collection and analysis to the study of human culture. The data collection is provided by Google, using retrieval and digitizing capabilities in millions of books along the history. In the process of digitizing, Google also extracts the metadata of the books such as where and when it was published or who was the author. In this way, it is possible to gather the most popular topics as well as cultural trends throughout the history of humanity. There are…

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    Risk Mitigation Planning

    Risk Mitigation Planning is the process that identifies, evaluates, selects, and implements options in order to set risk at acceptable levels given program constraints and objectives. This includes the specifics on what should be done, when it should be accomplished, who is responsible, and associated cost and schedule. It is important to point out that picking the most cost-effective or beneficial countermeasure is part of risk management, but it is not an element of risk assessment. Cost, time and operational impact are essential considerations when developing the mitigation plan. The cost-benefit analysis helps determine what countermeasures should be used. If the benefits of the countermeasure are less than the cost…

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    570-235-1622

    213-952-0943

    CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) is a globally renowned information security certification granted by the (ISC)². To qualify for this cybersecurity certification, you must pass the exam and have at least five years of cumulative, paid work experience in two or more of the eight domains of the (ISC)² CISSP Common Body of Knowledge (CBK). Security and Risk Management Asset Security Security Architecture and Engineering Communication and Network Security Identity and Access Management (IAM) Security Assessment and Testing Security Operations Software Development Security How is the exam? The CISSP exam uses Computerized Adaptive Testing (CAT) for English exams. CISSP exams in all other languages are administered as linear, fixed-form…

  • IT Infrastructure

    Design principles and key points of the AWS Well-Architecture Framework

    The AWS Well-Architecture Framework created by Dr.Werner Vogels enables the customer to understand what a cloud-native architecture would look like by leveraging design principles, making informed decisions about architecture in the cloud and understanding the potential impact of those decisions. The framework provides a consistent approach to evaluating architectures through a set of general design principles that facilitates good design. Additionally, the framework is based on five pillars and their corresponding specific design principles. The five pillars are the following: Operational excellence Security Reliability Performance efficiency Cost optimization The general design principles in the cloud environment are: Stop guessing capacity needs Test at production scale Make experimentation easier Allow architectures…