Join Alan Simon for an in-depth discussion in this video Initial list of projects, part of Big Data Foundations: Program Management.
- After you decide on your big data program direction,…your next step is to define the projects…that will be part of your initial portfolio.…You begin with a data focus, and there are several…key concepts that are usually an integral part…of the early stages of a big data initiative.…Your environments almost certainly have…a very large number of data marts,…which are point solution environments used…for business intelligence and reporting…that are built on relational database technology.…The primary issue with data marts is fragmentation.…
Numerous data marts existing with a lack…of standardization among them…resulting in inconsistent reporting and analytics.…Then, regardless of how well architected or not…your existing data marts might be,…you typically need to address data latency,…which is the amount of time it takes to move data…from the moment the data is created…into some environment, big data or otherwise,…where that data is available for reporting and analysis.…Taking these concepts into consideration,…
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