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PAs a follow up to the blog post, The Quantum Mechanics of Meetings: The PM as Quantum Physicist, here are the top 3 reasons to send meeting notes: Meeting notes should be sent after every meeting. Without them, did the…

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As analysts, one of the most powerful ways to boost our capabilities is to learn SQL, so it’s no surprise that basic SQL knowledge is becoming ubiquitous. However, analysts looking to sharpen their skills commonly overlook the necessity for a…

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Over the past 15 years, I’ve encountered one constant in every shape and size of company, team or project: Excel. Excel is the key data analysis and reporting tool that bridges the many gaps where enterprise tools fall short. Many…

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Is your bracket busted yet? Did you have Iowa State in your Final Four? I know a lot of people’s brackets are in shambles at this point which means you may be looking for a second chance with a Sweet…

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When it comes to analyzing the final results of the NCAA tournament, simulation is a great tool to use in analysis and predictive modeling. It takes the team’s path into consideration when determining who is most likely to win it…

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Factoring the success or failure of a basketball team on a given day, against a given team, comes down to hundreds of factors and constant randomness. Trying to parse which factors are significant indicators of success is difficult in a…

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When it comes time to fill out your bracket and click submit for the last time, perfection is not the goal. Bracket perfection odds are predicted to be between 1 in 9.2 quintillion and 1 in 99 billion, which is…

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