Join Alan Simon for an in-depth discussion in this video Your future state, part of Big Data Foundations: Program Management.
- Let's explore what you need to do…to define your organization's future state…for using big data.…Start with the overall strategic direction…that you determine will apply to your program.…You have three alternative directions to consider:…totally replacing all of your existing data marts…and data warehouses with big data,…or, a state of architected coexistence with big data…existing alongside and integrated with your traditional…data warehousing environments,…or possibly a point solution with big data…that is isolated from your data warehouses…and marts, but will exist at the same time…for some very specific analytical need.…
Let's say you've decided on the strategy…of complete replacement, meaning that…when you finish your work, your big data environment…will be the sole source of your analytics…around your enterprise.…The first step is to develop your…conceptual big data architecture.…You'll identify your data sources that will provide content…to your big data environment.…You'll be bringing in data from two different SAP systems,…
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