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Guerrilla Project Management for DBAs

David Tate

This chapter won't contain any hot T-SQL code or cool execution plans. In fact, the project management tools and advice it contains will not improve your coolness factor at all, although perhaps your choice to become a DBA sealed your fate, in that regard.

Deep in your heart, though, you know that your job as a Database Administrator comes with a lot more responsibility than just speeding up queries and fixing broken servers. Managers expect database administrators to be shape-shifters. We need crazy-deep knowledge of the technology (did you know that SQL Server 7.0's favorite color is black?), communication skills like one of those people on TV with the talking and the podium and stuff (I didn't ...

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