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John Myers

Hey all-

Welcome to my blog. The fine folks at the BeyeNETWORK™ have provided me with this forum to offer opinion and insight into the worlds of telcommunications (telecom) and business activity monitoring (BAM). But as with any blog, I am sure that we (yes we... since blogging is a "team sport"...) will explore other tangents that intersect the concepts of telecom and BAM.

In this world of "Crossfire" intellectual engagement (i.e. I yell louder therefore I win the argument), I will try to offer my opinion in a constructive manner. If I truly dislike a concept, I will do my best to offer an alternative as opposed to simply attempting to prove my point by disproving someone else's. I ask that people who post to this blog follow in my lead.

Let the games begin....

About the author >

John Myers, a senior analyst in the business intelligence (BI) practice at  Enterprise Management Associates (EMA). In this role, John delivers comprehensive coverage of the business intelligence and data warehouse industry with a focus on database management, data integration, data visualization, and process management solutions. Prior to joining EMA, John spent over ten years working with business analytics implementations associated with the telecommunications industry.

John may be contacted by email at JMyers@enterprisemanagement.com.

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Recently in Project Management Category

As with many things in life, the mindset of many is related to instant gratification:

  • Wall Street wants results this quarter! No matter what it does to next quarter's results...
  • Software release dates must be this month! No matter how many bugs that creates for next month...
  • Business activity/process stakeholders want results in the short-term! No matter how flawed the process that created those results...

Raj Ramesh has an article on the use of process over ad-hoc methodology in association with business activity/process management.

Remember, an exercise program has to be regular and well defined to be of benefit to the human body. In the same vein, a business activity/process program has to be a regular iterative process to achieve the long-term improvement goals set forth by its stakeholders. Yes, those same stakeholders who want those results sooner as opposed to later. :)

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Posted December 4, 2007 8:00 AM
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If there is a lesson to be learned from life, history, etc, it is the following:

Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it

Joel Spolsky's article on project management is a great common sense look at a few easy to avoid issues. Everyone knows there and everyone repeats these mistakes.

For BAM implementations, it is important to follow these rules. Often times, a BAM implementation will be met with skepticism and doubt. By using these tried and true lessons learned, initial BAM efforts can focus more on the substance than by simple mistakes.

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Posted November 20, 2007 8:00 AM
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