I apply project management and research experience to help organizations change how they manage and develop data and IT resources. Application areas include digital strategy, open data, system development, change management, collaboration, application portfolio rationalization, and technology adoption. Currently I’m researching big data project management.
The challenge is not how to manage “big data” projects, the challenge is to decide which big data projects to manage. (This will be distributed at the ATARC Federal Big Data Summit, Dec. 8, 2015, Marriott Metro Center, Washington, DC http://www.fedsummits.com/big-data/ .)
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After a few weeks of use I have some opinions about this device.
- “If what Nate Silver said in a recent presentation is true – “Big Data has Peaked, and that’s a Good Thing” – perceptions about big data are maturing.”
- “This is a profoundly entertaining and thought-provoking book. In a series of essays Wilson sets out to explain the past, present, and future of life on earth.”
“Some of my best friends use Facebook.”
- Developing a business case for a “big data” initiative involves both old and new challenges.
- These are the slides I used at the Data Science DC Lightning Talks on September 29, 2015.
- What I have learned so far about what’s special — and not so special — about managing “big data” projects.
Includes the first three “action items” from the project manager’s perspective when faced with initiating a “big data” program.
- These days when you read about big data or if you attend conferences or webinars you’re more likely to read about products and tools. You don’t hear as much about “back room” management issues you need to address to make sure all the members of the project team are sharing information and marching in the same direction.
- There’s an understanding represented by this group that the data resources being stewarded by Commerce programs both reflect and are critical inputs to U.S. technical and industrial competitiveness.
- I’m interviewing people to explore what makes such projects unique.
- Separating hype from reality — not an unusual requirement.
- A compendium of articles from this blog that address the special governance issues raised when planning and managing data-intensive government programs.
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