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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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Essential Big Data Skills

by Patti Gilchrist, PMP

As a project manager, have you been asked to lead a mission-critical big data project for your organization? To help you prepare, here are some of the essentials skills required to successfully manage a big data project.

It's Not the Data that's Important, It's the Story

by Mark Mullaly, PMP

We live in an increasingly quantified world. It would strongly appear that this won't change much in the near future, but this creates a number of challenges--many of which aren't necessarily obvious. A significant challenge is simply what we often do with the data that we have.

How the Narwhal Beat the Orca

by Ian Whittingham, PMP

The outcome of this particular tale--a contest between a Narwhal and an Orca--certainly gave some people the hump and left others shouting for joy. What makes this contest interesting to us, however, is the role that big data played in its outcome.

Solving the Expertise Crisis in Your Big Data Project

by Joe Wynne

A Big Data project can come to a screeching halt without the proper expertise, and the expertise can be difficult to find today. Be sure to take the correct steps early on to ensure this type of project is successful.

Data? We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Data! (Or Do We...?)

by Andy Jordan

Project management and data share a sometimes uncomfortable relationship, but there are plenty of opportunities for harmony. Data--and more specifically the ability to manage that data effectively--can be a powerful tool to assist project managers.

The Cost of Bad Data Management

by Andy Jordan

How much money and time is wasted by inefficient use of the tools that you already have available? The benefits of database storage go far beyond current projects, and project management tools have become far more powerful. Are you harnessing this resource?

The Data Center Debate

by Michael Wood

Keeping the data center in house is becoming an increasingly expensive and risk-laden endeavor. Outsourcing the data center can ignite all sorts of fear, uncertainty and doubt. So which is better? Specifically, which is better for your organization? Perhaps reflecting on the tradeoff between each can help you choose a path that is prudent and wise.

Data Visualization for Projects: How to Get Your Message Across

by Mike Donoghue

The adage “A picture is worth a thousand words” is one that can aptly be put to the test when attempting to convey technical complexities and nuances. Communicating these issues through visual means can increase the perception and appreciation of the challenges and rewards that a project can bring.

Business Too Intelligent?

by Mike Donoghue

Extending ourselves through online profiles and social channels, we are exposing more of our individuality--and essentially building a virtual persona that others can recognize and use for a number of purposes. When it comes to identity and security, do you feel safe or paranoid?

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.


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