A lot of us have to do both projects and day – to – day business. What really sometimes is a sad thing happening is the mere fact that project seem to have no wider horizon then the end of project .. It seems that the project deliverable project -end-date is the only sacred time line.. Also not all too uncommon is the Database might be already offered to the customer before ALL Q&A steps have finished by project managers. So sometimes a prince might turn into a production frog if you look at it from a production administrator perspective in the end.
Personally as an Oracle Database Administrator I think improving working together with Project manages should have two needs for improvement:
- Project managers need to be made more aware of the Post go live situation if the implementation is only targeting a go-live-date.
- Project manages should never ever ( did i mention ever) be allowed to have customers entering the systems before go-live ( simply cause they might claim live status once they are hooked up to the database)
Hm and I have a dream I know it is wishful thinking but sometimes I really think it would be great to have Project people with a more technical background , maybe even with a base training about standards, production rules of other departments like Oracle ..
🙂 and for the Admins .. Make sure you get involved in projects as early as possible and make sure , standards are followed.. or if you are in production side and a Databases administrator is part the project team make sure that he – she is aware of your production world and your standards.
Taking a first look at Prince2 if you care..: