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

Entries in Project Management (148)

Tuesday
Mar012016

Can Government Regulations Drive Improvements in Enterprise Data Governance?

Government regulators need to be sensitive to the costs of complying with and overseeing the regulations they impose on data management, as do the organizations that are regulated. Costs related to data oversight, quality control, standardization, security, and privacy all need to be considered in comparison with the quantitative and qualitative benefits that will be generated.

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Friday
Feb192016

How Important Is "Perfect Data" To Your Data Analytics Program?

If you’re doing exploratory data analysis to help you decide how much data prep might be needed to make your data public, that’s one thing. On the other hand, if you are using your data to calculate input to an invoicing system, that’s another.

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Thursday
Feb042016

Regarding Big Data One Manager's "Resistance" Is Another Manager's "Caution"

Given the wide variations that currently exist in most organizations in understanding the ins and outs of managing current data governance and analytics practices, it’s not surprising that bringing in potentially “disruptive” technologies will be even more of a challenge.

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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
Jan192016

Challenges to DevOps May Be Deep-seated But Not Unexpected

A good place to start will be to get a good handle on the costs and benefits of introducing new big data related initiatives into the organization; the more realistic these costs and benefits, are the better.

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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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Thursday
Dec312015

Developing a Basic Model for Data Analytics Project Selection

One of the benefits of focusing on behavioral outcomes as a way of assessing the effectiveness or usefulness of improved data analytics is that behavioral outcomes are potentially measurable.

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Friday
Dec112015

Big Data Project Management - Where to Start? (Slide Deck)

A slide deck summarizing where I am on researching Big Data Project Management.

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Friday
Dec042015

Introduction to PLANNING AND MANAGING BIG DATA PROJECTS: SELECTED ARTICLES

I began researching “big data project management” when I started seeing publications and online discussions concerning big data project “failures” being attributed to the classic reasons for project failure such as scope creep, poor stakeholder engagement, and inadequately understood requirements.

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Tuesday
Dec012015

SharePoint Adoption Planning (a Prezi from 2011)