Big Data Project Team Structure and Governance
Team roles and responsibilities
Client Partner – The Client Partner will lead the engagement. She will be actively involved with the project delivery and will share her extensive knowledge in the area of asset management and real implementation experience of application of analytics and related technology solutions.
Project Director – The Project Director will run the day to day activities of the project. He will provide guidance and oversight of each of the workstream leads and client resources to ensure lessons learned are shared across the whole project and the knowledge transferred in the business.
Workstream Leads – Workstream leads have in-depth knowledge in their respective area. They will provide deep insights that will advise you on how to optimize operations and on tie-ins with other functional areas. Workstream leads will work closely with the business to ensure opportunities are taken up in the business and are embedded sustainably.
Business Analyst – The Business Analyst will assist workstream leads in identifying and further developing solutions within each opportunity area. This role will be heavily focused on data processing and core analytics to drive quantification of benefits and provide operational insights on a daily basis.
Functional SMEs - will provide deep expertise across all aspects of operations in the area of analytics and Big Data management. We have a global team of experts who we can leverage to provide subject matter expertise in Analytics and Big Data.
Throughout this assignment, we will work with you in a highly collaborative manner – working on a daily basis along-side your staff to act as a single, integrated team. In conducting this assignment we will:
- Promote collective discussion – through formal steering committee meetings to drive go/no-go decisions and achieve key stakeholder alignment before moving forward to subsequent phases.
- Provide a strong core team with a focal point for delivery to promote collaboration; enhanced by joint Client and HANA.EXPERT resources to provide rapid access to data and insight.
- Effective communication through regular team calls to ensure coordination and frequent reviews to identify and manage risks effectively.
- Establish ownership of program planning, dependence tracking and version control, supported by clear terms of reference and lines of accountability within the team.
Project meetings and communications ensure that all relevant stakeholders are engaged and informed and maintain the pace of the project. In addition to the governance meetings and specific workshops and stakeholder events, we envisage codified touch points with the organization.