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.
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“If data analysis is Big Data’s “tip of the spear” when it comes to delivering data-dependent value to customers or clients, we also must address how that spear is shaped, sharpened, aimed, and thrown – and, of course, whether or not it hits its intended target. We also want the processes associated with throwing that spear to be both effective and efficient.”
To be honest I have not really explored the numerous options available for non-series-TV that even the devices I now have support. Just jumping among the different services that Roku and Apple TV offer is a daunting task especially when one is searching for “gems.”
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.
Using “social” networks to build a publishing or broadcasting infrastructure has the inevitable impact that those not part of that infrastructure can become excluded from participating. That has both positive and negative impacts.
This is not intended as criticism of those who find Facebook useful for publishing and marketing. After all, “Some of my best friends use Facebook.”
As hard as it sometimes for those of us who are technically inclined to admit, management doesn’t necessarily care what tools we’re using. Nor does management care how we manage our projects.
“Boiling the ocean” by attempting to make too many changes early on is tempting. Incremental steps in delivering analytics-based value may actually accelerate change in the long run.