Leverage Big Data by Starting Small – Phase 4: Structure a Big Data Proof-of-Concept Project

Author(s): Daniel Ko, Kolade Odetoyinbo

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After identifying the top big data use cases in phase 3, this phase will help to assemble the core components of the pilot project, such as a staffing model, cost/benefit analysis, and CSF/project risk documentation. In addition to the core components, this phase will take your project team through the architectural considerations to be made for adding big data and creating a compelling business case presentation for the project.

  • This phase will take you through the following activities:
  • Create a work breakdown structure for the pilot project.
  • Determine your project's need for a data scientist, and the overall staffing model.
  • Complete an in-depth cost/benefit analysis.
  • Create a summary of critical success factors and potential risks.
  • Design high-level big data architecture.

Use this phase as part of the full blueprint, Leverage Big Data by Starting Small.

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