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DATA is the new Gold — August 25, 2015

DATA is the new Gold

powerEarly notification of the PowerMapping suite I with some associates are bringing to market.  Select Customer and Project feedback very good.  Also evolve into a Service called MapTo.

It have the ability to rapidly take non-standard arguably unknown data and rapidly correlate it with one or more Industry models.  Accelerators for IAA and Guidewire exist with Acord, eTOM, TIA and others to follow.

Suite consist of  a a) Mapper (POWERMAPPER) seeded from an Enterprise Repository allowing Project teams to do data mapping whilst the Project is doing what it is suppose to do. It also consist of the b) Validator (POWERVALIDATOR) that can validate mappings and provide degree of compliance. Lastly a cloud based repository service c) POWERDRIVE create enterprise knowledge ensuring mappings are getting more accurate in time.  It also drive next gen visualisations amongst others data lineage and flow.

Suite is showing clear value when new Platforms are introduced with heavy duty legacy conversions typical in Insurance(new Product Admin Platforms).  Also been used when driving data exploration when designing service interfaces and data warehouses.


the 3 to FIVE rule —

the 3 to FIVE rule

threeNo this is not the new working hours, it is the essence of framing things so that one can see it clearly.

What make YOU see the outline of a solution? Whether you are the builder, planner, designer or even the change agent that helps motivating for the new solution… what makes you see it?

The obvious is that any solution must be done for a reason and therefore you must be clear on what you are solving for.  In doing so, the biggest problem I observe is that solution crafter’s are ignoring the 3 to FIVE rule.

The rule simply imply that ANYTHING about the solution you write down or draw should never be less than 3 items or more than 5 items.

OK here is the test; look at your latest Powerpoint deck, your Visio outline or even your emails describing the outline of the problem and/or the solution.  If you cannot count the items you have a big problem… you are in no-where land.  If the points typically are more than 5 you are fuzzy and cannot see the problem/solution and therefore other people that you are communicating with will even see it less.  If however, you consistently describe the problem, solution and options respectively in 3-5 points you are seeing it.  If you consistently do it in 3 you are on the money.

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