As we have discussed previously, Big Data brings many new disciplines and capabilities to your business. Many organizations attempt to organize Big Data initiatives in traditional structures and use existing people's capabilities with some training augmentation. In Chapter 3, we went into great depth to understand how Big Data projects are different from normal technology projects, and we worked on developing unique project management frameworks. In line with that, your people practices also need to change for Big Data initiatives. Our experience shows that most Big Data projects fail due to incorrect team composition and interplay between team members.
To succeed in your Big Data initiatives, you must bring the right people together in a structure. This chapter provides guidance on how to build teams to pursue Big Data initiatives and make them work.