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
Thursday
Jul282016

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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Tuesday
Jul122016

Chrome OS: Friend, Threat, or Menace?

As much as I enjoy using Chrome OS, I would think long and hard before recommending it to someone else especially someone who has to work “in the real world” where organizations still operate with local storage and networking infrastructure.

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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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Wednesday
Jul062016

Improved Data Access Requires More than Analytics and Technology

Whatever the environment, new data management and analysis technology may be important, but success and sustainability will also be driven by how we manage it and by how successful we are in putting data users and their priorities into the driver’s seat.

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Friday
Jul012016

Things Growing in our Yard on July 1, 2016 

Things Growing in our Yard on July 1, 2016
Wednesday
Jun292016

Things Growing in our Yard on June 29, 2016

Things Growing in our Yard on June 29, 2016
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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