DataOps is a new way of delivering data and analytics that is proven to get results. It enables IT and users to collaborate in the delivery of solutions that help organisations to embrace a data-driven culture. The DataOps Revolution: Delivering the Data-Driven Enterprise is a narrative about real world issues involved in using DataOps to make data-driven decisions in modern organisations. The book is built around real delivery examples based on the author’s own experience and lays out principles and a methodology for business success using DataOps. Presenting practical design patterns and DataOps approaches, the book shows how DataOps projects are run and presents the benefits of using DataOps to implement data solutions.
Best practices are introduced in this book through the telling of a story, which relates how a lead manager must find a way through complexity to turn an organisation around. This narrative vividly illustrates DataOps in action, enabling readers to incorporate best practices into everyday projects. The book tells the story of an embattled CIO who turns to a new and untested project manager charged with a wide remit to roll out DataOps techniques to an entire organisation. It illustrates a different approach to addressing the challenges in bridging the gap between IT and the business.
The approach presented in this story lines up to the six IMPACT pillars of the DataOps model that Kinaesis (www.kinaesis.com) has been using through its consultants to deliver successful projects and turn around failing deliveries. The pillars help to organise thinking and structure an approach to project delivery. The pillars are broken down and translated into steps that can be applied to real-world projects that can deliver satisfaction and fulfillment to customers and project team members.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Setting the Direction
Chapter 2. Defining the Target
Chapter 3. Understanding the Platform
Chapter 4. Getting Data Driven
Chapter 5. Controlled Empowerment
Chapter 6. Putting it All Together
Chapter 7. A Focus on Plans
Chapter 8. Setting up the Framework
Chapter 9. Technology Choice
Chapter 10. Iterations Building Momentum
Chapter 11. Embedding Governance
Chapter 12. DataOps Realised
Chapter 13. Epilogue
Simon Trewin is an IT professional and entrepreneur who has had the privilege of working with many leading organizations in delivering data solutions for over 25 years. He has a passion for data and analytics that has led him to structuring the six IMPACT pillars of DataOps and is the founder of the DataOps Thinktank. He is a regular speaker and presenter at data conferences and has published many articles on LinkedIn and social media. Key successes in his career have come from helping organizations to accelerate their data delivery using a combination of tried and trusted solutions and new thinking to enable them to meet challenging deadlines and overcome complex problems.