Join Alan Simon for an in-depth discussion in this video Your current state, part of Big Data Foundations: Program Management.
- It's important for you as the big data program leader…to understand your enterprise data landscape.…Because when it comes to big data…your data will be coming from all over…and in many different forms.…Every organization is unique…but following some important patterns…can help you get a handle…on your current data landscape.…Think in terms of a simple matrix…in which you have two primary sources of data,…internal to your enterprise…and from outside your enterprise.…
Then for each of those categories of data sources…you'll be bringing in structured,…semi-structured, and unstructured data.…Depending upon your business and industry…much or even most of your data will be structured…and coming from internal data sources.…These internal data sources include your ERP applications…or enterprise resource planning,…CRM or customer relationship management,…supply chain management,…industry-specific applications such as…electronic medical records,…and also your IT applications.…
You'll also be bringing in structured data from…
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