Join Alan Simon for an in-depth discussion in this video Responsibilities, part of Big Data Foundations: Program Management.
- Serving as the big data program manager…comes with a long list of responsibilities.…In general, you will be the primary person…responsible for setting up the big data program,…everything that happens while the big data…program is underway from start to delivery…and deployments,…and also how well the program is adopted…by stakeholders and business users…throughout your organization.…A great deal of work goes into the…big data program set up.…You need to prepare the business case which…essentially answers one very important question:…Why should your big data program…be funded and then proceed?…When it comes to funding, you'll prepare…several rounds of your program budget…to communicate to your organization…stakeholders and executives how much…the program will cost.…
You'll also need to clearly communicate…the consequences of your big data program.…That is once you've delivered and deployed…big data, what happens and what changes…will occur throughout your organization?…You're also responsible for the…future state architecture even though…
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