Get Your Boss to Say Yes




 To hear the audio for this presentation, please dial the phone conference number
 included i...
Today’s Agenda
• When Geeks
  Want Stuff
• What Managers
  Need
• Where You Can
  Get Help




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When Geeks Want Something




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How Managers React




       “So?”
How Geeks React




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What Managers Want to See
Document All the Options




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Sample Executive Summary
Sample Presentation
Explain the Current Situation
Use Graphics for Illustration
Put Costs in Perspective
Explain What You Want
Explain Your Selection Criteria
Sample Vendor Comparison
What Managers Want To Do
Getting Help From Vendors
Reading the Case Studies
Justifying Backup Compression
• Data’s still growing,
  but budgets aren’t
• Keep backups online
  longer
• Shorter mainte...
Justifying Performance Tools
• Spend less time
  troubleshooting
  code
• Developer time
  isn’t free
• Get faster apps
  ...
Justifying Monitoring Tools
• Manage more
  servers with less
  people
• Help junior DBAs do
  senior-level tasks
• Stop t...
Justifying Change Management
• Patrol environments
  for change
• Improve security
  auditing for less $
• Roll back chang...
Justifying Capacity Management
• Shorter maintenance
  windows
• Faster storage
  performance without
  buying faster stor...
Lessons Learned Today
• Do your homework
• Do your BOSS’s
  homework
• Document everything
• Prove your decision
• Make it...
Resources On The Web
• SQL Server community:
  SQLServerPedia.com

• Quest Software SQL Server Products:
  www.quest.com/s...
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  1. 1. Get Your Boss to Say Yes To hear the audio for this presentation, please dial the phone conference number included in the meeting invitation. Audio will not come through your speakers. © 2008 Quest Software, Inc. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
  2. 2. Today’s Agenda • When Geeks Want Stuff • What Managers Need • Where You Can Get Help Photo licensed with Creative Commons from http://www.flickr.com/photos/rankenjordan/3403645155/
  3. 3. When Geeks Want Something Photo licensed with Creative Commons from http://www.flickr.com/photos/82046831@N00/1241992193/
  4. 4. How Managers React “So?”
  5. 5. How Geeks React Photo licensed with Creative Commons from http://www.flickr.com/photos/marcoveringa/3243701953/
  6. 6. What Managers Want to See
  7. 7. Document All the Options Photo licensed with Creative Commons from http://www.flickr.com/photos/roadsidepictures/434612170/
  8. 8. Sample Executive Summary
  9. 9. Sample Presentation
  10. 10. Explain the Current Situation
  11. 11. Use Graphics for Illustration
  12. 12. Put Costs in Perspective
  13. 13. Explain What You Want
  14. 14. Explain Your Selection Criteria
  15. 15. Sample Vendor Comparison
  16. 16. What Managers Want To Do
  17. 17. Getting Help From Vendors
  18. 18. Reading the Case Studies
  19. 19. Justifying Backup Compression • Data’s still growing, but budgets aren’t • Keep backups online longer • Shorter maintenance windows
  20. 20. Justifying Performance Tools • Spend less time troubleshooting code • Developer time isn’t free • Get faster apps without buying faster hardware Photo licensed with Creative Commons from http://www.flickr.com/photos/sybrenstuvel/2468506922/
  21. 21. Justifying Monitoring Tools • Manage more servers with less people • Help junior DBAs do senior-level tasks • Stop throwing money at hardware Photo licensed with Creative Commons from http://www.flickr.com/photos/sterlingely/1418364
  22. 22. Justifying Change Management • Patrol environments for change • Improve security auditing for less $ • Roll back changes with less downtime Photo licensed with Creative Commons from http://www.flickr.com/photos/darwinbell/358487253/
  23. 23. Justifying Capacity Management • Shorter maintenance windows • Faster storage performance without buying faster storage • Buy storage when it’s cheap, not when you’re desperate
  24. 24. Lessons Learned Today • Do your homework • Do your BOSS’s homework • Document everything • Prove your decision • Make it easy to forward • Get help from vendors Photo licensed with Creative Commons from http://www.flickr.com/photos/rankenjordan/3403645155/
  25. 25. Resources On The Web • SQL Server community: SQLServerPedia.com • Quest Software SQL Server Products: www.quest.com/sql-server/ • Brent’s blog: www.BrentOzar.com

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