Apr 16 2012
Can you ever have too much executive sponsorship in an IT project?
Most technology-based projects typically suffer from obscurity versus too much visibility. We often struggle with adoption of the solution or change management around using a new technology solution, so is too much visibility a negative? I have recently seen and experienced a project that suffered from too much executive involvement. I know that sounds funny. Can a sponsor ever be too involved? Can a project be derailed by someone’s over involvement? Good questions, but ones to which I offer a resounding “Yes!” As with most things, there can be “too much of a good thing”. Executive sponsorship is no exception to this old adage.
Nov 16 2011
In a recent Forrester post Boris Evelson reveals his Top 10 BI predictions for 2012. Each of which is an interesting take on the short term BI landscape, but I fear Boris falls short of making bold enough predictions as his take on the future resembles our reality today. Ironically, Boris references Goldilocks and the Three Bears; perhaps Boris just awoke from a twelve month slumber in a bed just right.
Jun 27 2011
CapTech was recently asked by a Fortune 500 company, “What are the emerging trends in Data Governance?”. Since we work with many customers struggling with Data Governance issues, we used this as an opportunity to compile a top three list of Data Governance trends to respond to their query. In talking with several clients, four CapTech data architects, and many project managers involved with data-centric projects, we came up with the following three trends:
Jun 06 2009
by Peter Carr
Whatever happened to good coding practices. It seems every Informatica map I look at these days has only the default object name from which to gleem meaning. Why do developers insist on leaving a complete mess when they develop Informatica maps? Does it have anything to do with unrealistic deadlines, developers in such a hurry to pump out mappings, that they don't have time to label their transformation objects? Could it be developers have never been trained in proper naming conventions and metadata coding standards? Or is it just the commoditization of data in