Join Alan Simon for an in-depth discussion in this video Recruit leadership, part of Big Data Foundations: Program Management.
- [Voiceover] Recruiting the individuals…to fill your Big Data Team…is one of your most important job functions…as the Big Data Program Manager.…Your Big Data Team will be built from both within…as well as outside your organization.…When it comes to filling all of your teams roles,…what should you look for?…You want to look for specific…Hadoop data storage and interchange experience,…as well as skills with Hadoop driven analytics,…and then also various subject matter experts.…Hadoop Tool experience to look for…includes Flume,…Sqoop,…Oozie,…Kafka,…and YARN.…
Hadoop Analytic experience to look for will include…SQL on Hadoop capabilities…whether from Apache or from a specific vendor,…Splunk or Storm.…Then for the specialist that you'll need…you want to look for big data and analytics experience…specifically in areas that are important to your program,…such as marketing, sales, finance or human resources.…Looking beyond Hadoop skills though,…you will probably need to look for individuals…who may not necessarily have specific big data experience…
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