Don't ask for data if.

Musings on Project Management

The first rule of data: Don't ask for data if you don't know what you are going to do with it Or, said another way (same rule) Don't ask for data which you can not use or act upon And, your reaction might be: Of course! But, alas, in the PMO there are too many incidents of reports, data accumulation, measurements, etc for which there actually is no plan for what to do with it.

2020 163

The Importance of Data Governance for Business

ProjectManager.com

Not being able to find or protect data makes for a dangerous precedent. While companies might hire someone with a library science degree to help them organize large amounts of data, that is only a part of what is needed. That plan is called data governance. Data Governance Goals.

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"Little Data"

Musings on Project Management

"Big Data" is the meme du jour, but most projects run on "little data", the sort of data that fits into the constraints of spreadsheets like Excel. Let's Excel So, assuming you using Excel as a spreadsheet for doing actual calculations and data entry, you will find that. It's everyday stuff that drives estimates, scorecards, dashboards, task assignments, and all manner of project analytics.

2019 163

How Data Visualization Tools Can Improve Your Project Management

ProjectManager.com

Data visualization is a great way to help people literally get the big picture. What Is Data Visualization? Data visualization is a way to display data in a picture or graphic. Qualities of Great Data Visualization. Never distort the data.

2018 345

The case for "little data"

Musings on Project Management

"Big Data" is the meme of the day, but most projects run on "little data", the sort of data that fits into the constraints of spreadsheets like Excel. So, assuming you using Excel as a spreadsheet for doing actual calculations and data entry, and not a row-column table. data management Problem Solving Project Management

2018 174

How to Use Data to Be a Better Manager

ProjectManager.com

Jennifer Bridges, PMP, shows you how to use that data to become a better manager. In Review – How to Use Data to Be a Better Manager. Why Is Data Important? Okay, if we don’t fudge the numbers, data is fact-based figures and information. Data indicates variances.

2019 304

How To Categorise Data in Project Management Software

Girl's Guide to PM

This article, How To Categorise Data in Project Management Software , first appeared on Girl's Guide to Project Management. To get round this, you need a data taxonomy. An information taxonomy is simply a way to classify data. Why You Need To Classify Data.

2017 299

Garbage In, Garbage Out: How to Prepare Your Data for AI-Driven Project Management Tools

Epicflow Blog

The work in digital project management is impossible without data analysis. The thing is that the amount of data can be enormous which makes it impossible for a human brain to process it. That entails preparing and inserting necessary data into the system. Type of Data.

2020 58

What's your Data Point?

Project Health Check

Next time they do that, just stop them and ask "What's your data point?". But it does cut to the crux of the matter: I don't want opinion or views, I want hard data. The "data point" represents the precise measurement of a process to give true insight into its performance.

2017 156

All Project Data is at Risk

Brad Egeland

IT is responsible for the security of the data in the organization, right? As employees of an organization, we generally assume that the data we are working with is being appropriately handled within the IT and security groups and is as secure or non-secure as it actually should be.

Big data -- sorting this and that

Musings on Project Management

Here's some stuff you can use, and it only takes 6 minutes to learn a few things It's all about sorting "big data", to wit: millions of records. We've all sorted data on a spreadsheet -- a few thousand records at most -- but that happens at the blink of an eye.

2016 283

How to Leverage Team Data for Big Projects

Wrike

Work performance data is crucial, otherwise you may have a general idea of what direction you need to move in, but will be shooting in the dark about the specifics. This is why you need data analytics for project management. How important is big data for project management?

2020 47

Auditing and Analytics in Big Data

Brad Egeland

The rapid evolution in technology has been utilized by cybercriminals to develop sophisticated techniques to phish data. To further guarantee security, organizations use internal audit data analytics which gives more targeted recommendations thus ensuring tighter security regulation controls.

2019 142

Big Data and Risk Management

Brad Egeland

The Big Data age is finally here. In fact, the IDC revealed that global data would increase from 23ZB in 2017 to 174 Zettabytes by 2025. Depending on the type of your organization or the industry you are in, you could be having massive volumes of internal and external data readily available for creating viable projections, mining, and applying predictive analytics. Generally, the health of your organization improves significantly when data is assessed accurately.

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How to use data analytics to improve project outcomes

Moira Alexander

Ted Friedman, vice president and analyst at Gartner , predicts the following three trends will drive fundamental changes in the use of data and analytics: Instead of just reflecting business performance, data analytics will become the driver of operations. Data and analytics will become infused in an organization's architecture from end to end, creating a holistic approach -- and this will include strategic project management in EPMOs (enterprise program management offices).

2017 218

The Best Business Intelligence Tools of 2019 To Get Insight From Your Data

The Digital Project Manager

The post The Best Business Intelligence Tools of 2019 To Get Insight From Your Data appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Learn the types of business intelligence tools for your projects and agency teams. Then, get started with my top BI tools list, overviews, and answers to FAQ.

2019 207

Effectively Using Excel for Analyzing MS Project Data

MPUG

Excel is also a great tool for analyzing any type of data. The advantage of Excel is that it is more commonly used and can analyze any type of data. In fact, these Visual Reports use Excel’s data analysis features to analyze MSP schedule data.

2020 76

Importing Data from Excel to MS Project

MPUG

The project manager can then use import functionality of MSP to integrate and merge the Excel data. As you can see, importing data from Excel into MSP can be useful. Steps to Import Project Data from Excel to MS Project. Here, we will merge data into an existing project.

2020 72

6 Tips for Making Better Data Management Decisions

MavenLink

Services businesses depend on data insights more than ever to understand how they can improve their work, meet ever-increasing client needs, and streamline behind-the-scenes processes. What Data Management Solution is Right for You? Create a Data Dictionary for Effective Management.

2019 116

A Project Team’s Guide to Data Conversion: Book Review & Interview with Dave Gordon

Project Bliss

But what about all that data in the old system? Gordon has you covered with his book The Data Conversion Cycle: A guide to migrating transactions and other records, for system implementation teams. In this book, Dave explains how to handle complex data migrations (or even simple ones).

2017 227

Data quality, data parentage

Musings on Project Management

John LeCarre data managementMy early career was in technical intelligence, so I was struck by this phrase applicable not only to that domain, but to my present domain -- project management: "The value of [information] depends on it's breeding. Until you understand the pedigree of the information you can not evaluate a report. We are not democratic. We close the door on intelligence without parentage."

2016 174

Is It Possible To Have Too Much Data?

Meisterplan

Many businesses believe a chaotic and unsuccessful project portfolio is caused by a lack of project data. This leads them to start great efforts to document and obtain as much project portfolio data as possible. . To Data, Or Not To Data?

Lean 79

Marketing Project Management: How Data Analytics Can Help

Proofhub

This is where data analytics and reporting comes into the picture. This post is designed, keeping in mind the importance of data analytics and reporting for marketing project management. How Can Data Analytics Benefit Marketing Project Management?

2020 78

5 Data Security Measures Every Project Manager Must Implement

Brad Egeland

Data security is an aspect of project management that is often overlooked by well-meaning project managers. Improper data security measures can result in a breach or data loss that can derail a project and devastate a business.

2019 129

Six Data Points Needed to Create a Great Project Communication Plan

MPUG

Gaps in these data points can lead to project failure. The post Six Data Points Needed to Create a Great Project Communication Plan appeared first on MPUG. Even before children learn to walk, they start to communicate. Human beings have the inherent gift of communication.

2020 72

Necessary Big Data Management Best Practices For Optimal Infrastructure

Brad Egeland

Use The Tools Available Two things primarily facilitate Big Data: cloud computing—which provides a variety of infrastructurally enhancing applications —and the Internet of Things (IoT). Big Data’s Part All of these things working in concert yield Big Data.

Small data

Musings on Project Management

Not enough data, to wit: small data. Small data drives most projects; after all, we're not in a production environment. Small data is why we approximate, but approximation is not all bad. Sometimes small data is really small. I've written before that the PMO is the world of 1-sigma; 6-sigma need not apply. Why so? You can drive a lot of results from approximation. Sometimes, we only have one Bayes Problem Solving Statistics

2017 163

How Big Data Can Give Project Managers The Edge In Manufacturing

LiquidPlanner

There is no escaping the big data revolution that is sweeping across all sectors of industry. Any organization with the ability to assimilate data to provide crucial insights into their operations can benefit. Demand for Big Data Analytics in Manufacturing.

Improve Project Data Visibility with Business Intelligence Reports

EasyProjects

Easy Projects’ Business Intelligence Reports (BI Reports) have the functionality of creating custom, targeted reports that provide integral data. Easy Projects’ BI Reports offer: Real-time visibility into your project data.

2020 56

Managing Big Data Projects in an Agile Way

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Like Agile wasn’t big enough as a buzz word, let’s mix it with big data. Joke aside, doing Agile when engaged in big data projects is almost a must. And no, managing a few Terabytes (TB) is not really big data. Imagine hundreds of camera data streams flowing in real time.

2019 55

Sharing Project Data With Customers: Letting Go of Your Fear, Saving Time and Building Trust

Keyedin

Creating and emailing periodic reports has been the standard method, but there is a major pitfall to this approach: You’re creating overhead by taking the time to repackage project data for the client.

2019 85

Application And Collection Of Data Optimizes Businesses

Brad Egeland

You can employ such a solution and collect data on it to see if there are any improvements in either sales or site visitor time. Consider the kind of savings that come from a data center which is totally replaced by a cloud computing solution. To Bot, Or Not To Bot?

What We’re Reading This Week: Data Mining

LiquidPlanner

This week we’re deep in the data weeds, exploring the pros and cons of big data vs. small data, how to use it to make business decisions and whether the role of data scientist is really needed. Here are a few stories that go deeper into the pros and cons of data mining.

2016 86

Sharing Project Data With Customers: Letting Go of Your Fear, Saving Time and Building Trust

Keyedin

Creating and emailing periodic reports has been the standard method, but there is a major pitfall to this approach: You’re creating overhead by taking the time to repackage project data for the client.

2019 78

What is Little Data? And Why Do Project Managers Need It?

LiquidPlanner

One of the fastest-growing technology trends today is Big Data, probably behind Internet of Things and ahead of Virtual Reality. For instance, a search on the job site Indeed for “Big Data” returned almost 20,000 entries. But what about Little Data (which only gets four hits on Indeed)?

2017 97

Elements Of A Successful Data-Driven Marketing Strategy

Brad Egeland

Thankfully, today’s digital world has a plethora of data harvesting solutions. While infrastructural enhancements like this are worth pursuing, some of the most successful data-collecting solutions come in the area of marketing. SEO organizations primarily trade in data.

31 Free Data Visualization Tools

GanttPRO Project Management

Mastering the data is only half the battle. You still need data visualization tools and data storytelling techniques to explain what you’ve discovered. For instance, you can deploy a fascinating […]. Newsroom

2016 40

31 Free Data Visualization Tools

GanttPRO Project Management

Mastering the data is only half the battle. You still need data visualization tools and data storytelling techniques to explain what you’ve discovered. For instance, you can deploy a fascinating […

2016 40

Elements Of A Successful Data-Driven Marketing Strategy

Brad Egeland

Thankfully, today’s digital world has a plethora of data harvesting solutions. While infrastructural enhancements like this are worth pursuing, some of the most successful data-collecting solutions come in the area of marketing. SEO organizations primarily trade in data.

Leverage Data Visualization to Boost Collaboration and Project Visibility?

Brad Egeland

Data visualization is a powerful management tool. Simply put, data visualization is a means of presenting complex data in a visual format, typically a chart or graph. quintillion bytes of data is generated every day!

2016 105