The Practical Application of Big Data for the PMO

As part of this month’s Ideaca blogging network challenge, we were tasked with discussing our thoughts on Big Data.

This is the second post of a 2 part post:

  • The first part covered how you, as a project manager, should approach a project that carries the mantle of “Big Data.”
  • The second part will cover how you, as someone in a Project/Program Management Office, can use Big Data without getting snookered by the hype.

Part 2 – I’m a PMO Manager. Why do I care about Big Data?

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Project Management and Big Data – as a project

As part of this month’s Ideaca blogging network challenge, we were tasked with discussing our thoughts on Big Data.

This is going to be a 2 part post:

  • The first part will cover how you, as a project manager, should approach a project that carries the mantle of “Big Data.”
  • The second part will cover how you, as someone in a Project/Program Management Office, can use Big Data without getting snookered by the hype.

Part 1 – So you’ve been asked to “implement Big Data”… what now?

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In 10 years, relationships will be stronger

As part of the Ideaca Blogging Network, our theme for the month of August is “How technology changes us: Canada in 10 years”.  While it’s fun to be a futurist, I am still waiting for my flying cars and other sci-fi touchstones that showcase how awesome/not-awesome the future will be.  I have a robot vacuum , but I do not have a fusion reactor in my car.  My phone has more computing power than NASA in 1969, but it has to be charged every night.

In 10 years, I am certain that I’ll want to swap the USB port for a new hardware protocol.

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