Best Practices
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Estimating Extract, Transform, and Load (ETL) Projects

bharden - March 12, 2011

In the consulting world, project estimation is a critical component required for the delivery of a successful project.  If you…

Inside Companies
1131 views

The Sunk Cost Dilemma

Trevor Lohrbeer - January 12, 2011

Do you ignore sunk costs when making decisions? Then you may be at risk for getting trapped in the sunk…

Inside Companies
934 views

Resource Mistakes, Part IV: Expecting Complete Obedience

MIKE20 - September 13, 2010

In this last part of my series on resource mistakes, I’ll take a look at an inherent conflict that plagues…

Uncategorized
914 views

Resource Mistakes, Part III: Silencing Dissent

MIKE20 - September 6, 2010

In my previous two posts, I discussed some of the perils associated with staffing information management (IM) projects. Waiting until…

Uncategorized
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Resource Mistakes, Part II: Brian, Stewie, and TCO

MIKE20 - August 30, 2010

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Uncategorized
916 views

5 Reasons Why I Won’t Build That For You (it’s not just because I said so)

JoshCanHelp - August 24, 2010

Turning down projects (or redirecting ones that are on the wrong track) is the only path toward some semblance of…

Uncategorized
788 views

Resource Mistakes, Part I

MIKE20 - August 23, 2010

As I continue to familiarize myself with the The MIKE2.0 Framework, one thing has become entirely apparent to me: it’s…

Uncategorized
10680 views

Defining Business Benefits: Hard and Soft

Jim MacLennan - July 7, 2010

All projects should have an clear objective, a practical plan, and an understanding of the costs and benefits to get…

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961 views

8 Rules for Managing Complexity

MIKE20 - June 13, 2010

At my new client this past week, I faced a familiar question: What’s the right level of complexity? I had…

Predictive Analytics
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Horse Racing’s Triple Crown – Just like Business Analysts*

GaryCokins - June 8, 2010

The Belmont horserace, third leg of the USA’s prestigious Triple Crown races, was this past week-end. It made me think…