Agile analytics is gaining traction as a way of working. Its appeal is the ability to flex resources, responding to both short deadlines and long-term development projects, while providing practitioners with a good mix of challenges. For managers, it requires a different approach from conventional analytics. This white paper considers some of the key things to consider when adopting agile in the data and analytics function.
For data and analytics functions adopting agile as their way of working, a structure is also required for the people management dimension. Squads and tribes is an approach pioneered by Spotify in 2012 that is starting to transfer into this sector. This white paper explains the concept and how individuals fit into it.
In the early stages of maturity, analytics functions tend to operate in a highly-reactive state with little in the way of prioritisation of those incoming tasks. This creates a false expectation among stakeholders and stops the analytics function from progressing up the maturity curve to become proactive. This briefing paper outlines some key steps to avoid this trap.
Many organisations have set out a vision for their use of data and analytics. Often, the emphasis is on the tooling and hard skills required, rather than the behaviours and culture involved. This briefing paper considers six key aspects of soft skills that any senior manager of analytics leader needs to consider to deliver the vision.
Becoming a data-driven organisation or adopting evidence-based decision making requires transformation of the business across a broad canvas. This whitepaper examines a proven eight-step model for embedding data and analytics into the organisational culture.
According to new research, only 32% of UK organisations plan to significantly invest in data and analytics. David Reed advises on how to get executive buy-in for your proposal and the key components of a good data strategy.