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Entries in Collaboration (160)

Thursday
Jul162015

10 Basic Suggestions for Planning and Managing Data Intensive Projects

It is also impossible for the project manager to ignore how data management and data governance are handled in the organization as a whole. An individual project cannot be expected to change how the organization manages data overnight. Part of the project planning process must therefore include an assessment of the organization’s ongoing data management and governance practices and how they overlap with the goals of the individual project.

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Tuesday
May122015

Risk, Uncertainty, and Managing Big Data Projects

Anyone who practices project management for a living will recognize this list. It’s certainly not unique to big data analytics project. It is however reasonable to ask whether “big data” projects are unique in some way that exacerbates the probability of failure.

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Sunday
May102015

Interim Report on the Generalizability of the NOAA Big Data Project’s Management Model

It’s good to see the Federal government and private sector working together to create value from data that might not be realized were its use restricted only to specifically funded and legislated programs.

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Sunday
Oct262014

When are collaboration “barriers” good for innovation?

I’ve seen too many instances of “bottom-up” or “middle out” innovation where groups of people got together, grabbed the tools at hand, and started working together without waiting for senior management or central IT to show the way.

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Wednesday
Jun112014

Data Transparency Needs Data Strategy!

We want systems and processes to be more effective and transparent, we want to be able to take advantage of improved standards and technologies when they make sense — but we also need to balance the cost benefits of change in a fiscally austere and change resistant environment.

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Wednesday
May282014

Possible Pitfalls in Comparing Performance Measures Across Programs

You do need to avoid adopting standards and processes developed by other organizations without first understanding how and why they were developed. That requires research, communication with the other organization, and thoughtful planning.

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Friday
May092014

Real World Project Management: The Communications Management Plan

you need an online place to go where all the project “basics” are available to all team members and stakeholders as well as up to date information about ongoing work.

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Thursday
Apr102014

Pixar's Lessons for Project Communication & Collaboration

Increasingly I’m of the opinion that, while systems that add communication functionality to project tools can make great deal of sense in some circumstances, what’s more important is to enable staff and stakeholders to use the communication tools they’re comfortable with using.

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Wednesday
Mar052014

White Paper: Assessing Readiness for Enterprise Social Software

This White Paper was developed under contract to Jive Software. This is from the introduction:

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Saturday
Mar012014

Engaging with the Millennials on Your Project's Team

We’ve always known that you need to engage with target market segments where they live and communicate. It’s also useful to consider, if you’re a project manager, your project’s engagement strategy including how your project’s staff members and stakeholders communicate.

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