Many organisations have data and analytics practitioners, often delivering against local requirements and from dispersed team or functions. To transform the impact they can have enterprise-wide, a level of momentum and critical mass needs to be created. One option is to build communities of practice. This whitepaper considers how to go about setting up a CoP.
Is data management turning into IT, given the extent of the supporting technology required by the data and analytics function? With new tools constantly being launched, this whitepaper, based on a DataIQ Leaders discussion, considers key decision points in where to site this function and what its true purpose should be.
Based on conversations with more than 70 data and analytics practitioners drawn from 27 different organisations, this briefing identifies four habits which can ensure that the analytics team and its leader engage and deliver to the business effectively.
Agile has been gaining favour as a methodology outside of its birthplace of software development. Data and analtyics are the latest functions to adopt this working practice. This guidance explains how to transfer the methods successfully.
Data and analytics needs to compete for investment funds against all other departments in the organisation. So what are the compelling bases for the argument that will help it to win? This whitepaper synthesises thoughts from a DataIQ Leaders dinner discussion on the subject.
Just under half of UK organisations are already using automation in some form, with the rest still delaying adoption out of concerns about skills, resources and outcomes. This whitepaper reports on the experiences of DataIQ Leaders members that were shared at a recent roundtable event.
Professions have institutes to accredit members and certificate their knowledge. Data practitioners have no such professional body. Does this obvious gap present an opportunity and, if so, how should it be tackled? This article considers the issues considered during a DataIQ Leaders breakfast briefing on the subject.
Putting a valuation on data as an asset has proven to be a cul de sac for most organisations. Yet governments are growing increasingly interested in how to extract more value from digital platforms through taxation. Which is why a growing number of economists are looking at new models for the value in data. This briefing explains their line of thought.
Recrutiing the data and analytics talent you need is a perpetual challenge, which is why looking at all possible sources makes sense. Within your organisation there may be a ready-to-go, untapped pool of skilled workers with the right understanding of your business. This whitepaper considers the pros and cons of hiring internally.
Transformations are a constant aspect of business management and data and analytics are both agents and enablers of them. Yet even the best-planned change programme can stall or fail. Underlying these issues, however, there are predictable patterns and reasons why problems emerge. This whitepaper looks at how human capital is often at fault.