Tag Operations Research

The best estimates we have

It was a late winter afternoon. Most of the people have already left the office or were about to do so. I was heading to my lab after having a tasty late lunch in our cafeteria. (Ok, I should call it just the late lunch.) I was hoping to get an hour or two of […]

Brain aware stand-up

One of the perks of being a Data Scientist is that you are able to attend to interesting conferences to look for new ideas and trends. I have just come back from ITxpo, the major Gartner’s event prepared for the IT world. The amount of stuff presented there was overwhelming. This time I would like […]

Movember stats: when, who and where?

Again, short update on Movember stats. When? Two following graphs are showing when Mo-Bros were joining. First – by day: You can see that we had three waves. The first wave were the “early adopters”, joining just after the announcement. The second wave (also containing me) were the “wise people” that have consulted / negotiated the […]

Movember: Who should get the iPad?

This will be a short one – just to let you know about the current statistics of the Movember. And to hypothesize who should get the iPad. To the topic, then. Current participants per Guild As you can see, not all the guilds are actively participating in the Movember. This is particulary sad that such noble guilds […]

Team dilution (aka delusion)

We are sitting in an awkwardly quiet room. I know that I have just said something stupid. I know this from the look in his eyes. He is staring at me and is thinking how to politely say that I’m obviously suffering from some kind of delusion. He knows that he must be polite, because […]

The ultimate data question

It all starts very innocently. I have just finished the new visualisation presenting a historical view on some subject (let’s say, concerning the Catering Department). As with all good visualisations, it tells some story about what happened in the past (time spent on dishwashing is increasing rapidly) and allows one to draw conclusion of what […]

The Horror

This was a regular morning on a regular Wednesday. I was heading to my lab (which is really a standard office that I share with one very talkative guy… a “lab” sounds more professional, though), when I heard a heart-breaking cry from one of the rooms. When I looked inside I saw a terrible scene. […]

Trial and error – performance comparison

“I have invented a great visualisation that will help you to compare the system’s performance between two configurations”, I said. And I was wrong three times in this single sentence. First of all, I had not invented it but had probably seen it somewhere. Secondly, my visualisation was most definitely not great. And finally, it was […]