Posts Categorized: Consulting

The 7 People Needed on Your Data Team

Guest Blog by Ian Thomas (Twitter @ian_thomas ) Congratulations! You just got the call – you’ve been asked to start a data team to extract valuable customer insights from your product usage, improve your company’s marketing effectiveness, or make your boss look all “data-savvy” (hopefully not just the last one of these). And even better,… Read more »

What is a Key Performance Indicator?

Throughout my career from project management, consulting and leadership, there has been varying degrees of reliance on key performance indicators, or KPI’s. The reason the degree of emphasis on these little beauties changes, is due to the strength and validity they have, and how well they are used to motivate – not demoralize – a… Read more »

A Thousand Words Can’t Paint a Picture

Have you tried explaining your car issue to a mechanic over the phone? How about explaining how to fix something to your parents without being in the room? The common theme is you need a VISUAL to truly get a grasp of what the problem is first, before you can actively come up with a… Read more »

Solomon President speaks at KC DAMA Day

Grant Gordon, President of Solomon Consulting Group spoke to a full crowd at the 2016 KC DAMA Day at the KU Edwards Campus. Gordon spoke to how Solomon is helping local KC area companies understand their data. The Kansas City chapter of the Data Management Association (DAMA) is a group that welcomes all data management… Read more »

How GoPro uses Tableau for Big Data

How GoPro Wrangles Big Data By Dan Kogan, Grant Gordon – March 8, 2016 We wanted to share this cool GIF that a Tableau customer, Josh Byrd of GoPro, recently created. The GIF illustrates how Josh makes sense of the unstructured data that GoPro deals with and lands in Hadoop for analytics. Josh receives GoPro’s… Read more »