“Projects too often get too big to succeed.”
On February 5th, Gartner released the Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms. First, they have updated the name of the report to add analytics to the BI platforms report. Gartner explains, Continue reading “My aha! findings in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms”
In January 2013, David Stodder from TDWI Research issued the report Achieving Greater Agility with Business Intelligence. The report was based upon the results from 408 survey respondents, interviews, vendor briefings, and other TDWI research reports.TDWI provides education and research in the business intelligence (BI) and data warehousing (DW) industry. The following are some data from the report. Continue reading “TDWI reports on agile BI/Analytic facts and recommendations”
On February 8, 2013, Service Performance Insight (SPI) released the 2013 Professional Services Maturity(tm) Benchmark. The report analyzes data from 234 organizations and 55,000 consultants that participated in a 2013 survey, and comparative data from five years of past survey data. SPI is a global research, consulting and training company.
With the help of many people, I finally got the Going Agile Project Management Practices book finished.
As an Executive—or Manager—, I am tasked with translating strategic directions into an operational reality. The product is always designed, developed, delivered, and administered by my team and I just need to make it happen. Therefore, the key words in my job description are translate, act, and direct. Thus, to be successful, I need information and competent people. Believe or not, I always seem to have teams with competent people. I see it as part of my job to establish the processes so that people are able to deliver. Where there is usually a challenge is with translating the strategy into something actionable, and then having operational data to manage and monitor how well the daily operations are aligned with the strategy.