Join Alan Simon for an in-depth discussion in this video Key performance indicators (KPIs), part of Big Data Foundations: Program Management.
- At any given moment, you must be able…to authoritatively and accurately…be able to answer this single important question.…Is your big data program successful?…Your answer to this question needs to be grounded…in the true facts about the health of your program…rather than being a subjective or emotional response.…The best way to do this is to have…quantitative and objective metrics that drive your answer.…The best way to prevent information and metric overload…is to focus on a small number of metrics…that will become your key performance indicators or KPIs.…
Here are four categories that you should use to group…your KPIs, data consolidation, big data architecture,…platform performance and stability, and also analytics.…Since big data is largely about consolidating data…from around your enterprise, let's look…at this category of KPIs first.…You want to track and report the…retirement and de-commissioning of legacy systems,…such as department-specific data marts…that will be replaced by big data.…If you're big data architecture calls for integration…
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