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Beginning Oracle Database 11g Administration: From Novice to Professional by Iggy Fernandez

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CHAPTER 15The Big Picture and the TenDeliverables

And if you don't know Which to Do Of all the things in front of you, Then what you'll have when you are through Is just a mess without a clue...

—Winnie the Pooh in The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff

What are the deliverables of the database administration role? How likely is it that the deliverables will be completed if you cannot articulate what they are? "Deliverables" are not the same as "current priorities," because priorities change from day to day; performance improvement may be your priority today, but it may not be your priority when performance returns to acceptable levels. Deliverables are not the same as "assigned tasks," either, because assigned tasks change from day to day; resetting ...

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