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SQL Server® 2008 Administration: Real World Skills for MCITP Certification and Beyond by Tom Carpenter

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Project Management for the DBA

Project management is an important skill set for the DBA to possess. The task management and time management components are essential to timely operations. The average DBA does not require a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification or an MBA in Project Management; however, basic project management skills will help you ensure you deliver what the users need when they need it.

The Systems Education Company uses a project management methodology developed specifically for IT projects. It is named Method4D. The methodology breaks IT implementation projects into four distinct phases:

  • Define
  • Design
  • Deliver
  • Determine

Each of these phases involves inputs, processes, and outputs. The utilization of the methodology ...

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