The latest release from MicroStrategy touts itself as a data mining tool to take you to the next level of business intelligence. No doubt, it's new, but is it a legitimate data mining tool? Here's how you can identify the real deal.
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If there's one thing that can send a project downhill fast, it's cost overflow. No one wants it, but it happens nonetheless. Here are some thoughts on what causes it and how you can avoid it.
If the U.S. government is going to keep up with the rest of country, it's going to have to take the cyber-plunge into the world of e-business. In the private sector, digital business is catching fire--it's time for the government to start catching up.
Any agreement can run into hazards, and if you don't iron out a solid contract before you start a project, you could easily drive yourself--and your business--into rough territory.
Frustrated by flight delays, clueless attendants and thankless airline management? Imagine the difference BI could make to your air travel experience.
If you had a time machine or crystal ball, you wouldn't need an estimate for your projects--you would already know the final time and cost. Well, this is the real world. You're going to estimate, and your estimates are going to be wrong. Get over it.
Want to get the undying grattitude of your PM peers and more importantly, those above you? Try initiating a BI project management initiative. If you can successfully calculate how long your project will take and how much it will cost, you've made it.
Back in the dark ages, there were projects, and there were teams, but the coordination of those elements was lacking, and productivity suffered. With a new respect for the science of project management, organizations are growing into the idea of PMO.
What's the best way to get your message across to your team? TALK TO THEM! Although it's not a hard concept, communication planning is not widely used in PM, yet it could make a big difference in the outcome of your project.
Part of what makes agent-based systems so versatile and useful also makes them particularly vulnerable to security issues. Once you open up your environment, you open yourself up to all kinds of risks. Know what they are and plan for them. Lock down what you need to or face the dire consequences of insecure agent systems.