4 Habits of Highly Successful DBA Teams


Length: 1 hour

What if someone could tell you as a DBA team what you should be focusing your time on, based on well-vetted and empirically tested research? If only such a thing existed! Well, it does. In this session, you’ll learn important concepts to give your DBA team powerful tools to operate at peak performance and focus on the activities and behaviors which provide the greatest value to your organization.

We’ll answer questions like:

  • How do we get out of firefighting mode and become trusted advisors to the business?
  • What is the Information Management Maturity Model (IMMM), and how can it help your team perform better? How does your career normally evolve with experience, and where you are now versus you think you should be?
  • What are common organizational, process, and interpersonal problems DBAs face, and how can they best be overcome?
  • What behaviors and habits are proven to make a DBA team indispensable, including in the coming age of the cloud?

This session puts it all in perspective, teaching you the core tenets of the IMMM focusing on Information Management. Once you learn what you should be doing, you’ll never approach your job as a DBA the same way again.


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Kevin Kline

Kevin Kline

Principal Program Manager

Kevin (@kekline) serves as Principal Program Manager at SentryOne. He is a founder and former president of PASS and the author of popular IT books like SQL in a Nutshell. Kevin is a renowned database expert, software industry veteran, Microsoft SQL Server MVP, and long-time blogger at SentryOne. As a noted leader in the SQL Server community, Kevin blogs about Microsoft Data Platform features and best practices, SQL Server trends, and professional development for data professionals.

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