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2 Presentations @ Oracle Open World next week

I have two speaking slots next week at OOW in San Francisco – If you are there come by and see me – I don’t want to bring my suit up there for nothing!

The first one is the preso I’ve been giving this year on the Performance Layer for the BI Apps and custom solutions.  Its part of an all day set of OBI sessions hosted by ODTUG on Sunday.  My slot for UGF001 is at 2:20pm in Moscone West – Room 2007.  It’s targeted towards architects but also managers who are looking for performance improvement options.

The second one is a new one, a case study for the world’s largest HR Analytics implementation I did a while back at Wells Fargo.  There are a few key take-aways from the session, but in general its geared for customers considering purchasing and implementing HR Analytics.  There is a sweet extra item about this project I cannot reveal this week, but rest assured it’ll be in the preso!  The slot for CON5792 unfortunately is about the worst one possible – Thursday at 3:30 pm, Moscone South Room #302.  I hope people haven’t left SF by then…

 

Jeff M.

Testing Presentation from the 2013 BIWA Summit

I thought I’d post my presentation on QA (testing) that I delivered this week at the BIWA Summit near Oracle HQ in California. The preso is based off of the recent QA posts I did, with a bit more silly graphics on top of it.  The one take away from the preso is that some people prefer the term testing as opposed to QA.  Good to know.  Anyway, enjoy!

KPI Run Your QA Cycles More Effectively

BTW, the event focused heavily on the future of BI and Data Warehousing.  Essentially, whatever we are doing now is going to radically change to include many new types of data from different places and sources, plus what kinds of analysis we do will also be greatly enhanced.  OBI is layering on top of a whole plethora of Oracle’s Analytical technologies, including: Essbase, EPM, HCM, OLAP, RTD,  Endeca and R.  The OBI server or UI will have hooks into just about everything you can think of, making some advanced capabilities available to dashboard users.  We’ll see how it actually plays out, but in the future some pretty heavy stuff will be available in the dashboard.

Next up is a presentation on Performance Tuning the BI Apps which I’ll be delivering at KScope in June in New Orleans and Collaborate in April in Denver.

 

Presenting QA at the BIWA Summit this week

I’ll be presenting at the Oracle BIWA Summit on Thursday of this week in Redwood Shores CA near Oracle HQ.  I’ll be discussing boring old QA.  The presentation is based on the articles I recently did below on QA.  Not sure how this will go over as this preso is less technical than a lot of the other content.  However, in my opinion it is very useful stuff to know – everyone needs to go through a QA cycle, right?

Anyway, stop by and bug me if you like.

 

OOW Presos

I’ve posted the two presentations that I gave at OOW here.  Note that both are also on the OOW website, and the Qualcomm preso also has audio from the actual session.

The first one is one I’ve given a few times now – its about the basics for planning to get good performance from day 1.  It is not a detailed dive into performance tuning activities but rather things to look out for when you are doing your designs.

Planning for High Performance OBI – OOW 2010

 

The second one is a case study on my current project which I am leading at Qualcomm.  It discusses the typical attributes of a project, including the team structure, timelines, challenges, lessons learned, best practices used, etc.  The project is interesting in that the resulting system will be not only a revenue generator for Qualcomm, but will also help improve sales on their other applications.  In fact shortly after go-live, Qualcomm grabbed a new customer for several of their applications.

From a technical perspective, the interesting item here is the use of real-time data capture software, Informatica CDC.

This presentation was given by myself and Jon Kula, the Qualcomm Project Architect.

Sales Growth at Qualcomm with OBIEE – OOW 2010