Planning

How to optimize Hadoop performance by getting a handle on processing demands

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The promise of mainframe technology is that systems management within these mega-machines is so well orchestrated that optimal resource allocation and the management of diverse processing and applications on multiple operating systems is possible under one computer frame. It is a major reason why mainframes continue to hold their own as preferred bastions of mission-critical…

Juggling too many projects?

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I have so many projects running in parallel at the moment I’ve almost lost count. How many projects is too many projects? Studies show that swapping between different activities can be inefficient because your mind has to move from one topic to the other and this can take time. I myself can vouch for this.…

Structure Trouble – Part 2

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If you have missed part 1 of this story, yesterday I was talking about a conversation I was observing about the best way to structure a program of work. In this conversation a number of individuals had differing views on how to best structure the teams on the program. I discussed yesterday some of my…

Structure Trouble – Part 1

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In our January newsletter I told you I would start to share more regularly my own experiences and observations from not just my past but real time experiences from the projects am currently involved in or that I see in organisations around me right now. Here’s my first article. Let me know what you think…

58 Complete Role & Responsibility Descriptions

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Why do you need Clear Roles and Responsibilities? What does not having clearly defined roles and responsibilities cause? Confusion Rework Conflict Having clear and agreed roles will give clarity and comfort for the team and stakeholders and removes risk from your project. As a project professional, I know as well as you do that time…

Completed RACI Matrices

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Don’t you love it when someone else does your work for you? To save you time on planning I have created some completed RACI matrices. These matrices each contain comprehensive listings of activities required to complete some of the most common types of projects. It then shows you who should be responsible, accountable, consulted and informed…