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    1. 1. The Accidental Business Intelligence Project Manager Jen Stirrup SQL Server MVP Director-At-Large (Elect) for PASS Board
    2. 2. The Accidental Business Intelligence Project Manager (Jen Stirrup) 2
    3. 3. Fail to plan… plan to fail? Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work. (Peter Drucker) 3
    4. 4. If computers get too powerful you can organise them into a committee - that will do them in. Bradleys Bromide 4
    5. 5. Waterfall Projects 5 EvolveAssess Prove Iterate Rollout
    6. 6. Urgent versus Important What is important is seldom urgent, and what is urgent is seldom important. Urgent means that a task requires immediate attention. Important means tasks are things that contribute to our long-term mission, values, and goals. URGENT does not mean IMPORTANT 6
    7. 7. 7
    8. 8. We are in Present Shock…. 8
    9. 9. Why is why Agile might be popular.. 9
    10. 10. Manifesto for Agile Software Development We are uncovering better ways of developing software by doing it and helping others do it. Through this work we have come to value: Individuals and interactions over processes and tools Working software over comprehensive documentation Customer collaboration over contract negotiation Responding to change over following a plan That is, while there is value in the items on the right, we value the items on the left more. This Manifesto can also be seen as an Agile PM Manifesto. 1 0
    11. 11. What does this mean for you? Agile projects can be hard! Balance to be achieved between • Control and planning • Freedom to deliver 1 1
    12. 12. So what do you do? Review deliverables Track outstanding tasks Track budget separately Re-assess Risks regularly Resolve Issues Protect the delivery team from distractions. 1 2
    13. 13. A common goal 1 3 I would say that what we've gotten for a half billion dollars is an unpronounceable acronym [DIMHRS] (US Defence Secretary Robert Gates) Operations keeps the lights on, strategy provides a light at the end of the tunnel, but project management is the train engine that moves the organization forward. (Joy Gumz)
    14. 14. Change is the only Constant 1 4
    15. 15. Key Project Items Terms of Engagement – what will we do? Business Goal – what is the reason the project exists? Vision – focuses on the ‘end game’ Who is the end user? – make sure they are represented. Legacy system? Requirements Keep high level Measure often! Convert to a statement of requirements 1 5
    16. 16. User Stories 1 6
    17. 17. Devil’s Triangle Customer Software vendor Project Equilibrium Delivery Team 1 7
    18. 18. Devil’s Triangle Customer Software vendor Project Equilibrium Delivery Team 1 8
    19. 19. Devil’s Triangle 1 9 Customer Delivery Team Software Vendor
    20. 20. Devil’s Triangle 2 0 Customer Delivery Team Software Vendor
    21. 21. Devil’s Triangle 2 1 Customer Delivery Team Software Vendor
    22. 22. Devil’s Triangle Customer Software vendor Project Equilibrium Delivery Team 2 2
    23. 23. Gantt Chart 2 3
    24. 24. Look after your people In NASA, we never punish error. We only punish the concealment of error. (Al Siepert) The best Project Managers are the ones who: Will protect team members. Do not expect people to work 70 hours a week. A bad reputation spreads! Will turn a ‘no’ into a not yet, and manage properly 2 4
    25. 25. PASS Virtual Chapters Listing 2 5 Check out the for more information on all the Virtual Chapters including: • Application Development • Azure • Big Data • Book Readers • Business Analytics • Business Intelligence • Data Architecture • DBA • DBA Fundamentals • Healthcare • Master DataData Quality • Performance • Oracle • Powershell • Professional Development • Security • Virtualization • Women in Technology • Virtual PASS Portuguese • Global Chinese • Global Spanish • Global Russian
    26. 26. Volunteer Recognition Programs Outstanding Volunteer Program • PASS invites you to nominate your favorite volunteers for "Outstanding Volunteers of the Month.“ • Submissions can be sent anytime to Please provide: • nominated volunteer's contact details, • a brief list of the PASS programs the member has participated in • the number of years in the community • a short description of why you think they should be recognized • Chosen nominees will be announced in the PASS Connector newsletter and receive a Certificate of Appreciation
    27. 27. JOIN US for our second annual event to get the best learning for analyzing, managing, and sharing business information and insights through the Microsoft Data Platform of technologies.
    28. 28. Stay Involved! • Sign up for a free membership today at • Linked In: Professional Association for SQL Server • Facebook: Professional Association for SQL Server Group • Twitter: @SQLPASS • The PASS Blog: