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+.)

 

ddmcd@yahoo.com
Tuesday
Jun282016

Dennis McDonald's Weekly Top Ten

For a given 7-day period this list shows the most popular Managing Technology posts.

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Monday
Jun272016

No More Surveys!

Know also that I intend to ignore polling numbers as the election season ramps up. For all the reasons suggested above I believe that polling numbers released to the public without serious methodological detail will be worthless and not to be trusted.

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Monday
Jun272016

No More Surveys!

I’m thinking of refusing to participate in any more surveys.

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Wednesday
Jun222016

Things Growing in our Yard on June 22, 2016 

Things Growing in our Yard on June 22, 2016
Tuesday
Jun212016

Embracing Your Dead Linkedin Connections

Today I received a LinkedIn connection recommendation for a beloved neighbor who died more than five years ago.

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Sunday
Jun192016

Things Growing in our Yard on June 19, 2016 

Things Growing in our Yard on June 19, 2016
Thursday
Jun162016

Things Growing in our Yard on June 9, 2016

Things Growing in our Yard on June 9, 2016
Wednesday
Jun152016

On Managing Health Data Programs: Some Thoughts After the Health Datapalooza Conference

As an extension of my own research and consulting on big data project planning and management, I wanted to improve my understanding of how data governance and program management practices impact how medical and health data are used.

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Thursday
Jun092016

Things Growing in our Yard on June 8, 2016

Things Growing in our Yard on June 8, 2016
Wednesday
Jun082016

What Kind of Management Structure Is Needed to Govern a Data Analytics Program?

I’m fairly “old-school” when it comes to planning and building information systems. That is, first you decide what your requirements are and what services you need to provide, then you decide which technologies you need to adapt, develop, or purchase to help you meet those requirements.

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