My interests: Project, program, and data management; market research, digital strategy, and program planning; change management; technology adoption; books, movies, & photography. 

Currently I’m focusing on big data project planning & management. Selected documents and document collections in .pdf format are here. (Also, you can follow me on Linkedin, Twitter, and Google+.)

 

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Entries in Collaboration (165)

Monday
Jul112016

Thinking About “Data Program Governance”

Creating a data program governance strategy is not unlike creating other types of enterprise business strategies.

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Thursday
Jan282016

Should Clinical Trial Data Sharing Be a Precondition for Refereed Journal Article Acceptance?

To appreciate some of the implications of the recent proposal by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) to make consideration of journal article acceptance contingent upon the author’s agreement to share de-identified clinical trial data with other researchers, as reported by NPR, some context is appropriate.

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Tuesday
Jan122016

Horatio Nelson, Dwight Eisenhower, SharePoint, and Big Data

There’s a lot more to collaboration than just providing a technology platform.

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Tuesday
Dec012015

SharePoint Adoption Planning (a Prezi from 2011)

Thursday
Aug202015

Needed: Better Integration of Project Management and Data Management

These days, still, when you read about big data or if you attend conferences or webinars you’re much 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.

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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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