June 2013

Managing Big Data Projects

CHAOS Tuesday: Conversations in CHAOS – Show 8: Managing Big Data Projects

In our eighth show, the CHAOS team and our special guest, Marshall Sterman, Chairman, Relevant Data Corporation discusses how to manage and execute Big Data Projects.  Big data is using both structured and unstructured data to be able to make decisions.  Many big data projects are ambiguous thereby creating challenges for project managers and team members.  In addition, many big data projects use a variety of applications and data sources that cause huge complexity. In this session we consider:

  • Unique distinction of big data projects
  • Team skills needed for big data projects
  • PM skills needed for big data projects
  • Steps in executing a big data project
  • Examples of big data projects

Part of CHAOS Tuesday looks at resources that an organization can use in to manage big data projects.

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Marshall Sterman

Marshall Sterman is the Chairman of Relevant Data Corp. Relevant Data Corp (RDC) provides “sentiment intelligence” that organizations can factor into their decision-making using big data techniques. Marshall Sterman is a serial entrepreneur and venture investor.



Jim Johnson

Jim Johnson is the founder and chairman of The Standish Group. He has been professionally involved in the computer industry for over 40 years and has a long list of published books, papers, articles and speeches. He has a combination of technical, marketing, and research achievements focused on mission-critical applications and technology. He is best known for his research on project performance and early recognizing technology trends. Jim is a pioneer of modern research techniques and continues to advance in the research industry through case-based analytical technology.


Rick Brutti

Rick Brutti has more than 30 years as an entrepreneur and business consultant, assisting companies in raising capital and financial management.


Steve Swartz

Steve Swartz is CEO at SIZZLE PR. Steve is a veteran in public relations, marketing strategies, promotional concepts and direct sales using online, print, broadcast and cable media.


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