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Thu, Nov 07 2013 20:00 (UTC) Dublin, Edinburgh, Lisbon, London


The Accidental Business Intelligence Project Manager

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The Accidental Business Intelligence Project Manager

You’ve watched the Apprentice with Donald Trump and Lord Alan Sugar. You know that the Project Manager is usually the one gets fired. You’ve heard that Business Intelligence projects are prone to failure. You know that a quick Bing search for ‘why do Business Intelligence projects fail?’ produces a search result of 25 million hits! Despite all this… you’re now Business Intelligence Project Manager – now what do you do? In this session, Jen will provide a ‘sparks from the anvil’ series of steps and working practices in Business Intelligence Project Management. What about waterfall vs agile? What is a Gantt chart anyway? Jen will give you some ideas and insights that will help you set your BI project right: assess priorities, avoid conflict, empower the BI team and deliver the Business Intelligence project successfully!


Jen Stirrup, a SQL Server MVP and PASS Director-At-Large (Elect), is a well-known Business Intelligence and Data Visualisation expert, author, data strategist, and technical community advocate who has been peer-recognised as one of the top 100 most global influential tweeters on Big Data topics. Jen has presented at TechEd North America and Europe, Summit, SQLBits, as well as at SQLSaturday events in Europe and the US. She is a former Awardee of PASS's prestigious PASSion Award in 2012.

 

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January 2015 Upcoming Sessions


Tuesday 27 Jan 2015 11:00 AM PST, 7:00 PM GMT / 28 Jan 2015 8:00 AM NZDT

SSIS Internals and Performance

Speaker: David Peter Hansen

Registration URL: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2255494534688611842

You have worked with SQL Server Integration Service (SSIS) for a few years, but more often than not, you see performance problems with your packages. Some packages are running slow, while others are taking up more memory and CPU than before. In this session, you will learn the internals of SSIS and why having a deep understanding is important to solve performance problems. You will also learn how the control flow engine and data flow engine work, what the impact on performance buffers have, and how execution trees are related to parallelism.


David Peter Hansen
David Peter Hansen is Microsoft Certified Master (MCM) in SQL Server and works as Consulting Manager for Advectas Denmark. He has worked with database development and administration for 12 years, and has worked with the Microsoft Business Intelligence platform since SQL Server 2000. He is a frequent speaker at conferences and is an active community member.

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February 2015 Upcoming Sessions

Monday, February 16, 2015 at 3:00:00 PM CET (UTC+1 hour) / Monday, February 16, 2015 at 9:00:00 AM EST (UTC-5 hours)

BI in the sky (with diamonds)

Speaker: Johan Ludvig

Registration URL: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/620040259754165249

Microsoft is really delivering up on it's "Cloud first" mantra with rapid releases of new functionality to it's PowerBI portifolio, functionality that won't arrive on-premise until next Office release - if ever. So you, or your manager has decided to give PowerBI a go. But the budget for this is a bit tight, and maybe you're not allowed to use the existing server. Azure is ready for you. But what Azure service do you choose, and how do you let PowerBI and Azure play nicely together? That's what this webinar is here to tell you.


Johan Ludvig
Johan Ludvig is a business intelligence consultant who has been working with SQL Server since 2000. He mainly works with T-SQL, reporting and visualization. Johan Ludvig is a certified QlikView developer but is just as happy diving into PowerBI, R and all other sorts of technologies he can get his grubby little hands on.

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