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.
Most of us know the resistance that can arise when presenting new ideas or creative thoughts to address age-old problems. Data can provide the mechanism for change, empowering you with the confidence to challenge the status quo. Research also suggests that a data-driven approach to decision making offers competitive advantages as well.
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.
Portfolio management is an area that more and more PMOs are looking to become engaged in. As organizations look to improve project execution and alignment, what role does the PMO play in managing project data?
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.