I keep a file of notes for things I want to write or speak about. Recently I dug up some notes from 15 years ago, listing six of the most common database challenges I was seeing at the time. For better or worse, all six still apply today:
What you’re seeing, of course, is that some problems are universal. Technology will help on the margins with several of these, but the reality is, most of these are related to human behavior, not technology.
So review the list, and for each area that presents a challenge in your organization, identify some methods for addressing that challenge and improving it.