What is your probability of success?

Are you missing any crucial skills for a successful Big Data project?

Knowing your probability of success is crucial before starting your project. Starting a project with a low probability of success leads to failure. Understanding your probability of success enables you to focus on the key areas for improvement. It’s absolutely vital to be as honest as possible when answering these questions.

Before calculating your probability of success, you’ll need to have finished your gap analysis. Knowing your gaps is an important part of the calculation.

Read through the questions, fill out the form and then click on the “Calculate” button.

Summarize the team's skill levels in the following areas:

Distributed systems: Present Low Missing
Programming: Present Low Missing
Analysis: Present Low Missing
Visual Communication: Present Low Missing
Verbal Communication: Present Low Missing
Project Veteran: Present Low Missing
Schema: Present Low Missing
Domain knowledge: Present Low Missing
 
How fast are you planning to process the data: Batch Real-time Both


From one to ten, how confident are you that the team is capable of creating the data pipeline?
One is you're up at night and ten is you're supremely confident.
From one to ten, how complex is your use case?
One is basic ETL and ten is complex data pipelines.
From one to ten, what is the most complex software the team has written before?
One is a small data project and ten is a complicated Big Data project.
From one to ten, how complex do you think the resulting code will be?
One is simple ETL code and ten is a complex codebase spanning multiple data pipelines.
From zero to ten, how well have you set up the team for success with proper planning and support?
Zero is no effort and ten is meticulous effort.
From zero to ten, how much external help is the team going to receive in the form of mentoring, training, or consulting?
Zero is no help given and ten is extreme help.

Your team has a high probability of success

The team may only need some help or training in advanced areas or topics. This is especially true is the team is using brand-new technologies.

We find that it’s common for companies and teams to overestimate their abilities and skills. We invite you to take another honest look at the amounts you’ve put down.

Our Recommendation

Get the team training on the new technologies they’ll be working with. Make sure the team gets unstuck quickly with programming support. Finally, have the team double check their design and architecture for any show stopping issues or better tools.

Please use the contact form below to tell us about your team and project. This email will include your answers to the questions.

Your team has a medium probability of success

The team needs training and/or mentorship to be successful.

Our Recommendation

At a bare minimum, get the team training on the new technologies they’ll be working with. We highly recommend you get mentoring to improve the team’s probability of success. With mentoring, we can guide you to the best practices and prevent failures.

Please use the contact form below to tell us about your team and project. This email will include your answers to the questions.

Your team has a low probability of success

You need to get external help. Your team will need training and mentorship. Without doing that, you’ll be setting the team up for failure, which isn’t fair to you or the team.

Our Recommendation

You need to start our our mentoring program immediately. Without mentoring, you will likely fail. You need to contact us as soon as possible to get the project back on track to success.

Please use the contact form below to tell us about your team and project. This email will include your answers to the questions.

Your team has a very low probability of success

You should really think hard about undertaking the project. You absolutely need get more external help. Your team will need training and mentorship. Without doing that, you’ll be setting the team up for failure, which isn’t fair to you or the team.

Our Recommendation

You need to start our our mentoring program immediately. The first step in our mentoring program is to evaluate the team and use cases. We’ll help you decide how you should proceed with the project and what resources you’ll need to be successful. You need to contact us as soon as possible to get the project back on track to success.

Please use the contact form below to tell us about your team and project. This email will include your answers to the questions.

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