The Data Warehouse (DW) Manager provides leadership of all aspects of DW activities including oversight of the design and development of the new Warehouse, management of Current/Future reporting requirements, and oversight of the Extract, Transform and Load (ETL) processes.
The perceived strength of data warehousing within an organization will be the sum of the strength of the Project Managers. Project Managers must deliver commitments and must deliver on time. They will do this by culling resources from within the data warehouse team and from consultancy as necessary and establishing partnerships with other internal support organizations required to support a data warehouse iteration. A Project Manager delivers by:
• Maintaining a highly detailed plan and obsessively caring about the progress on it.
• Applying personal skill and judgment to everything on the project. This is a real value-add of the
Project Manager. It is the Project Manager’s job to exercise relevant discretion.
• Matching team member’s skills and aspirations as closely as possible to tasks on the plan.
• Tracking all relevant metrics for each iteration:
– Project Plan milestones
– Issues list
– Adherence to change control practices
– Adherence to source code control practices
– Documentation fit for users and support personnel
– Architectural components adherence to fit for purpose and standards
– Regression testing performed and tests updated based on changes
– Team members fit for tasks and career-enhanced