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The Data Warehouse Development Life Cycle

Warehouse Project Management  

Effective Project Management

The management of an organization must not underestimate the importance of effective project management, and effective project management includes troubleshooting. Troubleshooting usually involves at least one of the following three categories:

* High Costs--Cost overruns stemming primarily from improper allocation of human resources.

* Project Delays—Project delays are often a result of wasted resources (i.e., materials, people and so forth), which can cause the premature or late delivery of project resources.

* Poor Quality--Poor quality occurs when a project does not meet performance or functionality objectives.

In any case, special care must be taken to ensure that project management avoids as many unforeseen problems as possible. One of the best ways to ensure that a data warehouse project is created soundly is for the warehouse team to prepare a complete description of the project, clearly stating all project requirements and expectations up front. This description is called a scope of work agreement.

This is an excerpt from "High Performance Data Warehousing", copyright 1997.
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