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Getting Color Right in Products

Color is a feature of many products’ branding and benefits. Here I discuss how the “easy way” is not preferred for tolerancing color –that is quantifying  how close one measured color is to another either for quality control or for quantifying cleaning product efficacy. To do this appropriately in…

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Data And Models that Behave Like A Considerate Human

Can a data table or calculation model be designed to be either courteous or rude? They certainly can! Designing for courteous and considerate is a guiding principle for enhancing usefulness of these products –helping customers get insights from their data whether these users are expert or…

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Spreadsheet Models…Why Talk About It Now?

Why talk about spreadsheets in the closing months of 2023? This blog answers that question and serves as an intro to a series on spreadsheets’ role in companies, how to use them with excellence and their role in the general topic of personal digital transformation. The series will include sharing…

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The Right Modeling And Analysis Tools For the Job

Software tools in the data and modeling arena often lead individuals and teams into counterproductive patterns. By being informed and intentional, you can choose the best tool for a particular job. It’s good to recognize that software providers, meaning companies and open-source communities, keep…

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What Data Delve LLC Does for Clients

My Data Delve LLC business comes down to a simple benefit for people I work with. Namely, I help you and your team be more effective at getting insights from your data to grow your business. Here are six strategies I use for this. It is a toolbox from which we mutually pick the right tools. I help…

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Robust Models and Analyses – Defining Good (or Meh!), Better, Best

Python is everywhere these days. Universities crank out Data Science majors and minors. Middle school kids are learning the language. There is a groundswell of coding as a generic skill for non-software professionals --engineering, scientific, business, journalism and even liberal arts disciplines.…

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Our New Online Course: Digital Transformation with Excel

This announces a foray into online training with launch of our Digital Transformation with Excel or DTE course. I partnered with Toronto-based Predictum Consulting LLC and CEO Wayne Levin on this. It brings together my data and modeling mentoring insights from decades of P&G R&D work as…

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What Has Data Delve Been Up to in 2022?

With consulting work, it is easy to just keep your head down and work on client projects. This post is a lifting of my head for a 2022 review. At top level, I help people build models and gain data insights to grow their business. This means defining problems in a rich and actionable way and then…

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A “Data Principle” for Digital Transformation

Whether you are a highly technical computer modeler, project manager, leader, or admin, you can be battered by corporate software and by the communication pattern author Cal Newport calls “hyperactive hive mind” in his brilliant book A World Without Email. This best-selling business author and…

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Moving from CA to CBA: A Worthwhile Migration

For leaders of and participants in digital transformation, the acronym “CBA,” or Current Best Approach is a perfect term. Ironically, that is because it does not connote perfection.  Do you have personal CBAs for digital topics?  More importantly, does your organization?  Are they written down and…

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