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Introduction to PL/SQL

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If you want to extend your SQL capabilities with Oracle's PL/SQL option, this is a good place to get a solid footing.

Controlling the Software Development Process Checklist

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Use this checklist to evaluate your organization's mechanisms for identifying problems in the software development process, correcting development process deficiencies and preventing the recurrence of project problems brought on by development process deficiencies.

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Uncovering Big Data

by Patti Gilchrist, PMP

Big Data has become the latest craze within the IT community, revolutionizing business intelligence capabilities. But what is it really--and how will it impact our community? Here are some tips for the PM to evolve with this emerging trend.

BI and the Portfolio: Improving Annual Planning

by Andy Jordan

There is no silver bullet that will allow us to remove all uncertainty, but we can apply some business intelligence practices to the concept of annual planning to at least increase our confidence levels and reduce the risks around the decisions that we make.

Maintaining Momentum in BI Projects

by Joe Wynne

In an initial business intelligence project, you run the risk of failure from loss of the initiative’s momentum due to inadequate support from business leaders. What tactics are needed to defeat this loss of momentum?

Big Data & Project Management: Is There a Point?

by Mark Mullaly, PMP

Inevitably, the intersection of big data and the idea of the quantified self (the hot movement of the moment) is going to show up in project management. Think of it as the “quantified project” where just about everything about a project can be measured, reported on and managed. Arguably, someone may be trying to invent this very thing right now. But should they?

Business Intelligence as PM Decision Support

by Andy Jordan

Project portfolio management tools are becoming more widespread and more powerful, but are we fully leveraging them as well as we might? There could be some exciting things possible if we combine a PPM database with a BI tool.

A More Scientific Approach to Lessons Learned?

by Andy Jordan

Lessons learned is still a bit of a joke in many organizations, a process that is paid lip service without any expectation that any of the lessons will even be shared. Can we improve things with a little science? One PM believes that we need to address two specific elements...

Systematic Decision Making: 4 Questions

by Kenneth Darter, PMP

Guiding a business or a project often comes down to making intelligent data-driven systematic decisions. Being able to answer four questions will help.

The Right Approach to Business Intelligence

by Michael Wood

Successful BI initiatives take more than just people, technology and fancy tools. They require proper levels of engagement of BI teams with key stakeholders; coming to grips with legacy system shortcomings and realities; and a strategically aligned commitment.

BI and the Project Lifecycle

by Mike Tressler, MBA, PMP

Let’s take a broad look at how business intelligence is used in project management to improve performance and focus efforts on activities that garner positive results--focusing on the two phases that get you the quickest results.

Data Gathering in Portfolio Management

by Kenneth Darter, PMP

Making good business decisions while managing a portfolio often comes down to gathering the proper data and creating useful business intelligence. Here's some advice on four critical stages of the process.


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