Join Alan Simon for an in-depth discussion in this video Program review, part of Big Data Foundations: Program Management.
- You need to review your Big Data program on…a regular basis to make sure that you and…everyone else are up to date on the status on all of…your KPIs as well as how your program is doing in general.…You have a wide range of communications tools at…your disposal and you should use all of the following.…Status reports, newsletters, Big data…program blogs, and tweeting.…Your status reports should include at a minimum:…the accomplishments that your team has made since…your last reporting period, but at the same time…you also need to be forthcoming about where…you and your team may have fallen short.…
You need to relate everything that's planned…for the next body of work until the next status report,…as well as a comprehensive update on all…the issues and risks for your program.…You should also create a Big Data program newsletter.…You have a lot of latitude with regards to what…can go into a newsletter so you can use this…vehicle to generate and maintain enthusiasm…across your organization.…Use a common package such as Adobe Acrobat Pro…
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