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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.

 

RECENT WRITING

 

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.”

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.”

Challenges to DevOps May Be Deep-seated But Not Unexpected

  • “More traditional or older organizations, especially those at least partially dependent on integration of newer with legacy data management technologies, may face greater challenges involving the need to upgrade and/or introduce analysis resources and technologies with which they have little experience.”

William Bixby’s GALILEO AND NEWTON

  • This short but informative book helps the reader understand where Galileo and Newton stand in the evolution of Western scientific thought and practice.

Horatio Nelson, Dwight Eisenhower, SharePoint, and Big Data

  • “Some organizations will be well prepared to make use of such tools especially those for which data and data analytics are already accepted as standard operating procedures. For others, significant challenges might exist due to continue reading

Review of Amazon’s MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE

  • “Also, as much as this show twists history, I think you will appreciate it even more if you know the details of the events that are being twisted.”

Developing a Basic Model for Data Analytics Project Selection 

  • Turning attention to the “front end” of big data project management by focusing on strategy & planning.

The Tip of the Spear: Connecting Big Data Project Management with Enterprise Data Strategy

  • The challenge is not how to manage “big data” projects, the challenge is to decide which big data projects to manage. 

Understanding the Challenges of Big Data Project Management: “The Data Must Flow”

  • “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.”

Edward O. Wilson’s THE MEANING OF HUMAN EXISTENCE

  • This is a profoundly entertaining and thought-provoking book. In a series of essays Wilson sets out to explain the past, present, and future of life on earth.”

Needed: Better Integration of Project Management and Data Management

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

Problems and Opportunities with Big Data: a Project Management Perspective

  • Separating hype from reality — not an unusual requirement.

 

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Peter Jackson’s THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES