Join Alan Simon for an in-depth discussion in this video Program direction, part of Big Data Foundations: Program Management.
- Before beginning big data design and development,…you first need to decide what your…overall program direction will be.…Big data programs come in various shapes and sizes…and you need to decide which is right for your organization.…You have three major program directions…that you might pursue.…Total replacement, in which big data replaces…all of your data warehouses and data marts.…Architected coexistence, in which big data will exist…alongside and be integrated with…your relational data warehouses…and data marts.…
And also implementing big data as a point solution,…where it will exist separately…and not integrated with any of your…data warehouses and data marts.…Total replacement is the big data…program approach that will bring about…the most sweeping technological changes…to your organization.…As you implement your big data solution,…you will be replacing all of your organization's…relational data warehouses,…data marts,…and spreadmarts which are data marts…built on top of spreadsheets.…Fast sweeping changes,…
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