Join Alan Simon for an in-depth discussion in this video Determine milestones, part of Big Data Foundations: Program Management.
- Beyond selecting your big data architecture and tools,…you need to have a very clear understanding…of the milestones and accomplishments…that your big data environment must deliver.…Very soon you'll build your big data roadmap,…but before then,…focus first on a handful of significant accomplishments…that will deliver very impactful benefits…to your organization.…Ask yourself this one simple question.…What are the most critical items…that you need to accomplish with big data…in the next six to nine months?…That's a rather broad question though…so you should be looking for accomplishments…that will provide previously unachievable business insights…through analytics,…that will catch the attention of your executives,…your CXOs and your stakeholders,…will save money,…and will deliver significant efficiencies…over the way you do your analytics…and data management today.…
Once you have a starter list,…narrow your window even more.…Look at the next 30 to 60 days…because the sooner you deliver value…the greater the overall organizational support you'll have.…
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