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Making Big Data Work for Your Business by Sudhi Sinha

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Chapter 3. Managing Your Big Data Projects Effectively

To realize the full potential of Big Data, companies need to pursue several parallel initiatives, as follows:

  • Create a strong pool of qualified resources to drive various initiatives
  • Build momentum around the adoption of Big Data technologies
  • Build critical mass of success in Big Data projects
  • Build a long-term, robust, and sustainable platform for Big Data initiatives

There are many established methodologies followed in traditional technology-driven projects. At one end of the spectrum, we have the classical waterfall model, which takes a very sequential view of projects from start to finish for the entire scope of the project. At the other end of the spectrum, we have the new-age agile methodologies, ...

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