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Making Big Data Work for Your Business

By : Sudhi Ranjan Sinha
Book Image

Making Big Data Work for Your Business

By: Sudhi Ranjan Sinha

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Making Big Data Work for Your Business
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Understanding the distinctive skills you need

Successful Big Data projects require many skills to come together in delivering them—statistical, computational, data management, infrastructure management, business process, behavioral, change management, and communication skills. As we progress through this chapter, we will be reviewing these skills in more detail. In the earlier chapters, we discussed that delivering a Big Data project requires you to bring together an eclectic group of people. For the team to work effectively and deliver results, you want almost all of them to demonstrate some common traits such as the ones below:

  • Business knowledge: People in your team need to understand how your business works, in particular, how it makes money, which business processes and operational processes contribute to revenue and profits, how people's actions impact these processes and their outcome, what makes your business successful, what challenges your business is facing today and is expected...