Posts Tagged ‘ SAS BI Book ’

SAS Talks Backstage Sneak Peek: Soft skills required for BI developers

April 25, 2012
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Whether you call it Business Intelligence, Business Analytics, Visual Analytics, etc. - getting information to the users when they need it and make it actionable requires more than just software. BI Content Developers can have a certification but to be...
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The best part of writing a book is learning something new

February 7, 2012
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Many of the chapters in my new book Building Business Intelligence Using SAS: Content Development Examples were straightforward to write but one in particular was the beast. Neither Tricia nor I wanted to tackle the SAS BI Dashboard chapter. Just chalk...
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What has 435 pages, 500+ screen caps, and is ready for SAS Press today?

September 26, 2011
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We can’t adequately convey how exciting and satisfying it is to get the Building BI With SAS book to this final stage! After awaiting feedback from reviewers, implementing the majority of suggested changes, and retaking all of the 500+ images, the CD is burned and ready for drop off.  SAS Press will now take...
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External SAS Press Review Process

August 2, 2011
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We are now in the External Review Process!! The SAS Press external review process takes 6 weeks. It includes internal SAS employees who were tasked with reviewing our first 3 chapters as well as several external reviewers. They are all tasked with re...
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Final Workshop

July 29, 2011
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Tricia and I are planning our final all-day working session, scheduled for this Sunday, to complete the final internal author review cycle. If all goes well, on Monday we will be handing the book off to the external reviewers for their 45-day review window! Writing this book has been a great learning expeirence. Not just...
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Book Cover Finalized

July 18, 2011
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The big news from the SAS Press front is that our book cover is now finalized!
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First Three Chapters Submitted to SAS Press

March 1, 2011
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Tricia and I spent the gorgeous weekend inside working on our computers. But we are SO excited to have the first three chapters into SAS Press for the initial review phase. This was submitted a full 2 months before our contracted due date – so at...
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