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Vincent Granville's Blog – November 2008 Archive (2)

Data Mining with the Naked Eye - Looking for Contributors (new book)

We have started writing a new book: Data Mining with the Naked Eye. We show that well chosen graphs combined with human brain interpretation is powerful to help with business decisions. We also show that simple but smart reporting, careful metric and data selection, when combined with appropriate visuals, provide higher efficiency than sophisticated statistical models. This is true even with the largest data sets, when data is seen through the eyes of a sharp data miner with a strong… Continue

Added by Vincent Granville on November 12, 2008 at 12:36am — No Comments

Cloud Computing - Methodology Notes, by Paco Nathan

A couple companies ago, one of my mentors -- Jack Olson, author of Data Quality -- taught us team leaders to follow a formula for sizing software development groups. Of course this is simply a guidance, but it makes sense:





9:3:1 for dev/test/doc



In other words, a 3:1 ratio of developers to testers, and then a 9:1 ratio of developers to technical writers. Also figure in how a group that size (13) needs a manager/architect and some project management.



On the… Continue

Added by Vincent Granville on November 3, 2008 at 1:00pm — 4 Comments

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