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?
What is BI in a project context?
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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.
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?
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...
Guiding a business or a project often comes down to making intelligent data-driven systematic decisions. Being able to answer four questions will help.
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.
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.
To be able to adequately determine the schedule and cost status on a project, a well-conceived Performance Measurement Baseline (PMB) must be developed. Organizing, scheduling, and applying the proper resources needed to accomplish the work are essential to building and subsequently maintaining a PMB.
As project manager for a newly rebooted team, this author supported its natural drive for a culture emphasizing work order data integrity. A key ingredient for the project’s success was approaching the transformation project through the role of a “scribe.”