Data Lake Toolkit

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You can effectively support and participate in various Design Research and usability evaluation activities with users designed and facilitated by research professionals to uncover User Needs, evaluate emerging design ideas, and identify design improvements.

More Uses of the Data Lake Toolkit:

  • Stay informed on initiatives across the industry and the enterprise to help product owners and IT Leadership.

  • Promote Media Platforms and technologies internally to engage users, solicit feedback, understand capability gaps and identify solutions.

  • Manage work with Application Developers on a day to day basis to collect requirements for next release.

  • Ensure that work meets all applicable engineering, financial, planning, and operational standards.

  • Inform, develop and shepherd Business Cases to ensure Technology Investments map to direct and measurable business results.

  • Establish: proactively look for ways to automate the installation and upkeep of build tools and dependencies.

  • Configure and maintains MDM tools and system processes to ensure proper function of MDM mechanisms.

  • Ensure you integrate; lead effective pre Sales Engagement with solutions architects and post Sales Engagement with Sales Engineering across all selling motions; sell to, sell with, and sell through.

  • Ensure you know legacy monolithic architecture and how to convert to a Microservice based architecture.

  • Secure that your organization complies; needs to take into consideration various Use Cases around search, reporting, virtualization, integration and knowledge.

  • Hire, coach, and drive an outstanding Solutions Architects and Sales Engineering team to deliver against assigned goals.

  • Ensure you enable; understand scope, plan, execution sequence and collaborate with onshore leads to drive dependencies, risks and issues.

  • Be certain that your organization defines the integration build, accepts software modules from Software Developers, and produces software builds for loading onto the target environment.

  • Confirm your group updates and/or re executes scripts against software corrections to ensure problems are resolved.

  • Pilot: partner with sponsors to prepare, manage and reinforce organizational Change Management practices.

  • Ensure you anticipate; understand and comply with the Policies and Procedures of the Safety and Quality Management System.

  • Help establish a clear, consistent technology vision through teamwork, influence, and enablement.

  • Collaborate with analysts, designers, contractors/ consultants, system owners, and other developers/ programmers during system/ Software Implementation.

  • Translate customer and Technical Requirements into detailed technical plans, architecture, and design.

  • Lead: resource estimation estimates resources requirements for medium sized, straight forward projects.

  • Oversee: work closely with the development team to ensure that projects are delivered correctly and on time.

  • Steer: review architectural designs and IT Solutions to ensure consistency, maintainability, flexibility.

  • Provide leadership, guidance, training and mentoring to implement Test Automation across projects.

  • Establish that your operation complies; implements Process Steps for bringing appropriate project issues to the attention of management.

  • Guide: monitor and analyze the effectiveness and efficiency of existing applications; develop strategies for improving, upgrading or leveraging systems.

  • Be accountable for designing and delivering Digital Supply Chain solutions with measurable business results for your customers.

  • Formulate: design each integration in accordance with functional policies, procedures, and Quality Assurance Best Practices.

  • Evaluate and make tradeoffs to balance progress towards business goals with Program Costs as Customer Support staffing, product resources and financial budgets.

  • Evaluate: document integration, applications and system components as a reference for future maintenance and upgrades.


Save time, empower your teams and effectively upgrade your processes with access to this practical Data Lake Toolkit and guide. Address common challenges with best-practice templates, step-by-step Work Plans and maturity diagnostics for any Data Lake related project.

Download the Toolkit and in Three Steps you will be guided from idea to implementation results.

The Toolkit contains the following practical and powerful enablers with new and updated Data Lake specific requirements:

STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the Data Lake Self Assessment book in PDF containing 49 requirements to perform a quickscan, get an overview and share with stakeholders.

Organized in a Data Driven improvement cycle RDMAICS (Recognize, Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control and Sustain), check the…

  • Example pre-filled Self-Assessment Excel Dashboard to get familiar with results generation

Then find your goals...

STEP 2: Set concrete goals, tasks, dates and numbers you can track

Featuring 999 new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core areas of Process Design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which Data Lake improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 999 standard requirements:

  1. Why are you doing Data Lake and what is the scope?

  2. When a disaster occurs, who gets priority?

  3. What are the Data Lake investment costs?

  4. Does Data Lake create potential expectations in other areas that need to be recognized and considered?

  5. How many input/output points does it require?

  6. Where do you need Data Lake improvement?

  7. What is the source of the strategies for Data Lake strengthening and reform?

  8. What are specific Data Lake rules to follow?

  9. Can you adapt and adjust to changing Data Lake situations?

  10. Where is the cost?

Complete the self assessment, on your own or with a team in a workshop setting. Use the workbook together with the self assessment requirements spreadsheet:

  • The workbook is the latest in-depth complete edition of the Data Lake book in PDF containing 994 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

Your Data Lake self-assessment dashboard which gives you your dynamically prioritized projects-ready tool and shows your organization exactly what to do next:

  • The Self-Assessment Excel Dashboard; with the Data Lake Self-Assessment and Scorecard you will develop a clear picture of which Data Lake areas need attention, which requirements you should focus on and who will be responsible for them:

    • Shows your organization instant insight in areas for improvement: Auto generates reports, radar chart for maturity assessment, insights per process and participant and bespoke, ready to use, RACI Matrix
    • Gives you a professional Dashboard to guide and perform a thorough Data Lake Self-Assessment
    • Is secure: Ensures offline Data Protection of your Self-Assessment results
    • Dynamically prioritized projects-ready RACI Matrix shows your organization exactly what to do next:


STEP 3: Implement, Track, follow up and revise strategy

The outcomes of STEP 2, the self assessment, are the inputs for STEP 3; Start and manage Data Lake projects with the 62 implementation resources:

  • 62 step-by-step Data Lake Project Management Form Templates covering over 1500 Data Lake project requirements and success criteria:

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Cost Management Plan: Eac -estimate at completion, what is the total job expected to cost?

  2. Activity Cost Estimates: In which phase of the Acquisition Process cycle does source qualifications reside?

  3. Project Scope Statement: Will all Data Lake project issues be unconditionally tracked through the Issue Resolution process?

  4. Closing Process Group: Did the Data Lake Project Team have enough people to execute the Data Lake Project Plan?

  5. Source Selection Criteria: What are the guidelines regarding award without considerations?

  6. Scope Management Plan: Are Corrective Actions taken when actual results are substantially different from detailed Data Lake Project Plan (variances)?

  7. Initiating Process Group: During which stage of Risk planning are risks prioritized based on probability and impact?

  8. Cost Management Plan: Is your organization certified as a supplier, wholesaler, regular dealer, or manufacturer of corresponding products/supplies?

  9. Procurement Audit: Was a formal review of tenders received undertaken?

  10. Activity Cost Estimates: What procedures are put in place regarding bidding and cost comparisons, if any?

Step-by-step and complete Data Lake Project Management Forms and Templates including check box criteria and templates.

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

2.0 Planning Process Group:

3.0 Executing Process Group:

  • 3.1 Team Member Status Report
  • 3.2 Change Request
  • 3.3 Change Log
  • 3.4 Decision Log
  • 3.5 Quality Audit
  • 3.6 Team Directory
  • 3.7 Team Operating Agreement
  • 3.8 Team Performance Assessment
  • 3.9 Team Member Performance Assessment
  • 3.10 Issue Log

4.0 Monitoring and Controlling Process Group:

  • 4.1 Data Lake project Performance Report
  • 4.2 Variance Analysis
  • 4.3 Earned Value Status
  • 4.4 Risk Audit
  • 4.5 Contractor Status Report
  • 4.6 Formal Acceptance

5.0 Closing Process Group:

  • 5.1 Procurement Audit
  • 5.2 Contract Close-Out
  • 5.3 Data Lake project or Phase Close-Out
  • 5.4 Lessons Learned



With this Three Step process you will have all the tools you need for any Data Lake project with this in-depth Data Lake Toolkit.

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Data Lake projects, initiatives, organizations, businesses and processes using accepted diagnostic standards and practices
  • Implement evidence-based Best Practice strategies aligned with overall goals
  • Integrate recent advances in Data Lake and put Process Design strategies into practice according to Best Practice guidelines

Defining, designing, creating, and implementing a process to solve a business challenge or meet a business objective is the most valuable role; In EVERY company, organization and department.

Unless you are talking a one-time, single-use project within a business, there should be a process. Whether that process is managed and implemented by humans, AI, or a combination of the two, it needs to be designed by someone with a complex enough perspective to ask the right questions. Someone capable of asking the right questions and step back and say, 'What are we really trying to accomplish here? And is there a different way to look at it?'

This Toolkit empowers people to do just that - whether their title is entrepreneur, manager, consultant, (Vice-)President, CxO etc... - they are the people who rule the future. They are the person who asks the right questions to make Data Lake investments work better.

This Data Lake All-Inclusive Toolkit enables You to be that person.


Includes lifetime updates

Every self assessment comes with Lifetime Updates and Lifetime Free Updated Books. Lifetime Updates is an industry-first feature which allows you to receive verified self assessment updates, ensuring you always have the most accurate information at your fingertips.