Join Alan Simon for an in-depth discussion in this video Align projects to budget, part of Big Data Foundations: Program Management.
- One of the realities that you,…as the big data programer manager…needs to deal with,…is that no matter how ambitious…your program is…you still need to deal…with budget realities.…Ask yourself this critical question.…Do you have enough funding…for everything you need to accomplish…in your big data program?…As with any program or project,…add up all of your respective…big data program costs.…Make sure that you include a moz…for your big data platform and tools,…software maintenance,…new hardware that you'll need to acquire,…as well as the maintenance of that hardware,…and internal and external staff.…
Let's say that your adjusted program budget…based on actual costs…works out to $1,625,000.…Now ask yourself two more critical questions.…Is this amount enough…based on the funding you've been given?…And if not,…what adjustments do you need to make?…To determine if you have enough funding…dig into the details…of each of your projects…try to figure out if you've missed anything,…missing tools and technologies,…or functionality that doesn't match…
Interested in leading the charge? Manage Your Organization's Big Data Program is for business intelligence professionals who are tasked with implementing a big data and analytics program at their companies. Alan Simon explains the role of program managers, their desired skills, and the people they need on their core team. After the preliminary steps—defining program direction, budget, and initial projects—Alan helps map project milestones and define the KPIs to help track their progress. In chapter 6, you survey the risks to the program, from financial and technological standpoints. By the end of the course, you'll have the skills to be successful in a big data leadership role—and drive data-driven insights throughout the enterprise.
- What makes a good big-data program manager
- How to recruit members of a big data team
- Defining the program direction
- Creating an initial list of projects
- Identifying allies and adversaries
- Determining program milestones
- Managing milestone progress
- Assessing program risks