Hackathon Series: 4 Tips for Getting Started with Kaggle

Hackathon Series: 4 Tips for Getting Started with Kaggle

Recently, about a dozen of us at West Monroe spent an afternoon getting familiar with Kaggle, an online data science community centered around sponsored competitions. This was the first in a series of hackathons where we aim to expose ourselves to new tools and methods of data analysis. The Kaggle competitions range from the introductory ‘Titanic: Machine Learning from Disaster’ to...

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Authentic Leadership and What It Means for Women

Authentic Leadership and What It Means for Women

As part of West Monroe Partners’ membership with Ellevate Network, I had the opportunity to virtually attend the recent summit titled “Mobilizing the Power of Women.” For those who are not familiar, Ellevate is a professional women’s network dedicated to closing the gender achievement gap in business by providing women with a community to lean on and learn from.…

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9 Offices, 168 Volunteers, 1 Mission: Bringing Change to Our Communities

9 Offices, 168 Volunteers, 1 Mission: Bringing Change to Our Communities

At West Monroe, we believe that we have a social responsibility to give back to our community. Our “National Day of Change” is a volunteer initiative that gives us a deeper sense of what it means to do good. We are a community comprised of determined and innovative people, but it is our shared value of social responsibility that unites West Monroe across all offices.…

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Good News for Banks and Customers, It’s No Longer a Zero-Sum Game!

Good News for Banks and Customers, It’s No Longer a Zero-Sum Game!

Welcome to 2017, folks! The year is half over and it’s been full of, well, uncertainty. Whether you’re questioning what will come from our current political climate or the fate of foreign relations, one thing you can count on is the Fed raising rates. For the first time in the post Great Recession era, the economy has proven it can withstand the effects of reversing the Quantitative Easing...

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Coffee & Change, Episode 3: Making Change in Communities

Coffee & Change, Episode 3: Making Change in Communities

Bill Kirst, our West Coast Organizational Change Management Lead in Seattle shares the third episode of his podcast series on the topic of change management. In this episode, Bill interviews Adam Burtner, a recent graduate and commencement speaker for the Class of 2017 at Wabash College. Bill and Adam talk about the changes that are happening in community engagement and the emerging trend of...

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Labor Standards Drive Value Well Beyond the Warehouse

Labor Standards Drive Value Well Beyond the Warehouse

As an industrial engineer and consultant at West Monroe, I have spent a lot of my time creating or updating labor standards in food distribution facilities across the country. On these multi-week engagements, I collect every detail on processes that occur across many different job functions to give the most accurate standard possible.…

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In Population Health, Successful Implementations Start Before “Day One”

In Population Health, Successful Implementations Start Before “Day One”

In the years following the passage of the ACA, population health tools have taken on an increasingly prominent role in payer strategies to improve health outcomes, evaluate quality of care, and cut costs. The demand for nimble solutions has only grown, leading many organizations to reassess their current workflows and consider enhancements or upgrading to new solutions.…

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5 Internship Dos and Don’ts from West Monroe’s Inaugural Intern Class of 2007

5 Internship Dos and Don’ts from West Monroe’s Inaugural Intern Class of 2007

Internships are designed to be a win-win: students can experience a slice of what “real life” looks like at a company, and the company can evaluate potential new hires. In 2007, five of us were selected to kick off West Monroe’s first official group of interns. Believe it or not, each of us has remained with the firm and grown into leadership positions across the office.…

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Blog Series: Managing Grid Modernization Programs (Part 4)

Blog Series: Managing Grid Modernization Programs (Part 4)

The Drive to Completion As we discussed in our previous blog, a common element across any successful grid modernization effort is the careful and deliberate approach to forming teams by identifying “the right people, in the right seats on the bus.” Grid modernization is certainly not a sprint, and is a long journey that requires the right team with a common understanding of the program scope...

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