Join Alan Simon for an in-depth discussion in this video Program adjustments, part of Big Data Foundations: Program Management.
- No matter how thorough of a job you've done…in creating your big data program roadmap,…you will almost certainly find yourself needing…to adjust that roadmap at some point…along the two or three year time frame…that your program will take.…When we find yourself needing to make changes…to your big data roadmap, there are many different reasons,…but they typically fall in one of four categories.…Business related, because of technology,…as a result of cross-program matters,…or because of something environmental…and outside your program, but which still results…in an impact on your big data efforts.…
Business driven roadmap adjustments are usually…for one of two reasons.…An entirely new, sweeping, high priority business initiative…may now be at the forefront of your organization's efforts…with big data and analytics needing…to be an integral part of this effort.…Even without new initiatives, changing business priorities…often require you to adjust the ordering…and timing of the projects on your big data roadmap.…
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