What are the major phases in Project Management

  Per the Project Management Institute (PMI), there are five phases of project management and if the lifecycle provides a high-level view of the project, the phases are the roadmap to accomplishing it. Major Phases in Project Management Initiating Planning Executing Monitoring and Controlling Closing Related References Project Management – Data Warehouse Project Plan Template … Continue reading What are the major phases in Project Management

Project Management – What Is Agile?

    What Is Agile? At its core, agile is an iterative project management methodology. Agile works by breaking projects down into short duration milestones of user functionality, prioritizing them, and then continuously delivering iterations, usually, in short two week cycles. Related References Project Management – Data Warehouse Project Plan Template Repeatable Project Management   … Continue reading Project Management – What Is Agile?

Repeatable Project Management

  Effective project management is a repeatable process.   --by Bonnie McCullough, "Totally Organized The Bonnie McCullough way: Easy-To-Use proven techniques for getting Control of Your Time and Your Home", 1986 ISBN: 0-312-807747-3

Project Management – Data Warehouse Project Plan Template

  While I’m no longer a formal Project Manager, from time to time I still have the need to create a project Plan or to help someone else to organize a project plan.  Usually. I find that it is easier to get to a more holistic plan faster, if I have a pattern of essential … Continue reading Project Management – Data Warehouse Project Plan Template

Software Development Life Cycle – What is RAD?

Acronyms, Abbreviations, Terms, And Definitions   What is RAD? Rapid Application Development (RAD) is a type of incremental software development methodology, which emphasizes rapid prototyping and iterative delivery, rather than planning. In RAD model the components or major functions are developed in parallel as if they were small relatively independent projects, until integration. RAD projects … Continue reading Software Development Life Cycle – What is RAD?

Common Information Integration Testing Phases

Over the years I have seen a lot of patterns for Information integration testing process and these patterns will not be an exhaustive list of patterns a consultant will encounter over the course of a career. However, the two most common patterns in the testing process are: The Three Test Phase Pattern In the three … Continue reading Common Information Integration Testing Phases

Data Modeling – What is Data Modeling?

Data Models Data modeling is the documenting of data relationships, characteristics, and standards based on its intended use of the data.   Data modeling techniques and tools capture and translate complex system designs into easily understood representations of the data creating a blueprint and foundation for information technology development and reengineering. A data model can be … Continue reading Data Modeling – What is Data Modeling?