Join Alan Simon for an in-depth discussion in this video Successful leadership, part of Big Data Foundations: Program Management.
- Big data success is in the hands of the Program Manager.…You are the individual who manages the entire big data team…from project inception through delivery and beyond.…You are also the face of the big data program…to your organization's CxO Team,…the chief executive officer,…chief financial officer,…chief operating officer,…the chief information officer,…and all the others.…Also, you're the face of the program…to other stakeholders around your enterprise…from both the business and technology sides.…
These would include supply chain leaders,…the controllers from the finance organization,…sales and marketing leaders,…and on the IT side, most of the vice presidents…and director-level leaders there.…And finally, your peers who are managing other programs…and large strategic projects,…with which your big data program will be coordinating.…Enterprise resource planning or ERP,…the leaders of your organization's customer…relationships management or CRM initiatives,…and on the IT side,…the leaders of your organization's current and future…
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