Data management projects seek ensure data quality business from a global approach, that you need different solutions that approach the problem from different angles. Among other initiatives such as migration, the storage, unification or synchronization, carrying out a data integration project is essential to achieve the objective.
In practice, despite this, There are many factors that require a adaptation to this to adjust the project to the particularities and needs of each case. This is what happens, exactly, in the moment of establish roles and responsibilities in data integration projects. To that end, roles depend on different factors, as customers' needs, budget, the deadlines, the parties involved or, as an example, the areas affected.
The needs and particularities of each project, in summary, will determine the roles. The casuistry is very varied.: there are projects of different duration, more or less critical in infrastructure, and this inevitably affects, given that the roles involved will depend largely on the resources with which they are addressed and the type of project being carried out. will be completed. carry through. A project that is carried out from resources provided to the client to operate on its own will not be the same as another carried out externally and delivered as a closed project., in which case the person responsible for the final result will be the supplier.
The three roles of integration initiatives
Despite the inevitable influence of variables such as those mentioned, we can determine a standard of roles Minimum data integration initiatives should include, including project manager, the integration consultant and the architect. Its basic functions are as follows:
Project Manager: Your role is key. He is the project manager, responsible for it from start to finish. Its management addresses the complete cycle of the project: organization, execution and control, closing. Your ultimate goal is none other than achieving the project goals, within the estimated deadlines, with the certification of quality and level of service required. It will guarantee compliance with the methodology and documentation and will also be in charge of managing the risks of the project, as well as to control its scope.
Integration Consultant: Fulfills the function of developing and building, model and customer requirements, which must remain reflected in the project. At the same time, is responsible for complying with the plan, the quality and level of service required by the project, as well as coordinating and solving the critical points of the project that impact what was planned. It also fulfills the function of keeping the Project Manager informed about the progress of the requirements that have been assigned..
Architect Responsible for strategically supporting the design of the response to be put into practice giving recommendations for the project approach. Provide a comprehensive view of the components that participate or interact with the integration platform and must guarantee a correct optimization of the processes that must be developed in the integration platform.
The Interaction between the different roles is also essential. Logically, the project manager will be the one who defines in more detail the necessary roles and their responsibilities and maintains a constant relationship with them. As an example, will consult and review endless issues with the architect and, once everything is ready, implementation will start and different roles will be involved, such as the project manager or the users themselves.
As always, the client must establish a valid interlocutor, who is generally called project manager and is the one who establishes what is wanted and monitors the procedure, reviewing the progress. Will hold regular meetings with the integration consultant to reduce risks. In addition, users of the benefited area participate, who needs the project, and in several cases resignations are suggested. improvements to the initial requirement, to debug needs. The objective, finally, is to perform the perfect cycle starting with the development of a project, the architect's recommendations, the implementation and, in summary, evidence certifying that the project has been successfully completed.
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