"This session will discuss a collection of guidelines and advice to help a technologist complete their first Hadoop project. Part 1 reviews tactics to ""sell"" Hadoop to stakeholders and senior management, including understanding what Hadoop is, alignment of goals, picking the right project, and level setting expectations. Part 2 entails running a successful Hadoop development project. Topics covered include training, preparation & planning activities, development & test activities, and deployment & operations activities. Also included are talking points to help with educating stakeholders.