Join Alan Simon for an in-depth discussion in this video Core team and their roles, part of Big Data Foundations: Program Management.
- Your big data core team will be made up…by the technologists who'll be at the forefront of turning…your organization's big data visions into reality.…Who then should be on your big data team?…As with most IT programs and projects,…team composition will vary from one organization to another.…Still, most big data team share a common structure…and here we see a typical team organization chart.…Your chief technologist, usually your second-in-command,…will be your Lead Big Data Architect.…Whereas you have the overall managerial…and leadership responsibility for the program,…this individual will be your chief advisor…for all of the key technical decisions…that you and your team will make.…
Someone filling the role…of a big data program lead architect…needs to have a special set of qualifications…much as you do as the program leader.…Just like you do, this individual…needs to have a strong field of vision…and to focus that skill on many different technologies…that will be part of your program.…The Lead Data Architect needs to look ahead…
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