Join Alan Simon for an in-depth discussion in this video Risk landscape, part of Big Data Foundations: Program Management.
- As with any large enterprise scale program,…your Big Data initiative will face many risks…throughout its life cycle.…As the Big Data program leader, you are the one…who owns the overall risk management and…mitigation effort for your Big Data efforts.…To accomplish this risk management mission,…you'll need to establish a formal risk management program.…You'll also need to conduct frequent risk reviews,…and you'll need to have the courage to act…to address and neutralize those risks in all situations.…
What type of risks do you need to be looking out for?…Financial and budgetary risks are always…present even after your program gets under way.…Big Data technology is evolving so quickly…that as with any emerging technologies,…risks are out there that you need to watch out for.…You need to stay on top of any risks associated…with your team members and their skills…to accomplish their respective assignments…throughout the program.…When it comes to managing Big Data program risks,…you need to be vigilant from the moment you…
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