Join Alan Simon for an in-depth discussion in this video Extended team, part of Big Data Foundations: Program Management.
- Beyond your core big data team, you'll also be…interacting a great deal with people across…your organization who comprise your extended team.…As with your core team, the exact organizational structure…will vary from one enterprise to another.…But here we see how the extended team fits…alongside the core team with a dotted-line, ExOfficio…reporting relationship to you.…On the extended team, you'll usually have three categories…of specialists who will augment your core team.…Let's look at each of them.…First we have your business area specialists.…
These are the subject matter experts who play…a critical role in aligning your data and analytics…with real-world business requirements.…Business Area Specialists serve as…the voice of the business.…They are the experts in business domain,…such as marketing or finance, and in fact…go even deeper into specific functional areas such as…marketing campaign management or cash-flow management.…Even more importantly for your program,…these individuals also understand how technology in general,…
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