Tag Archives: analytics maturity

Why is ‘data scientist’ a contentious title?

September 30, 2015


The Organizational Brain

In my work and university lecturing, I speak with many senior leaders, experienced professionals, young professionals, and students, many interested in either hiring, transitioning into, or becoming a ‘data scientist’.  The title, however, is quite contentious. Why is this?  Essentially, there is a great deal of confusion related to this new field, and it will take some time […]

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The Janus Imperative: Bridging Business Silos via Analytics

December 17, 2014

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Analytics professionals should keep a persistent eye open for opportunities to create cross-functional insights from data. Insights can frequently be leveraged across multiple business domains. However, business silos can restrict ‘forest for the trees’ visibility. To the degree analytics has cross-functional exposure in the organization, for instance via a C-level champion and an Analytics Center […]

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Tell me… how ugly is your bad data?

August 14, 2014


Ugly data

The adage ‘garbage-in-garbage-out’ is an analytics mantra so ingrained it has its own shorthand: GIGO. Yet, in the mad, blind rush toward all things ‘big data’, there is the danger of sidelining the crucial-but-dreary topic of data quality, to which GIGO refers. While data quality is not as ‘sexy’ as big data, anyone who wants […]

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Business analytics e-learning courses from SARK7

July 14, 2014


The Organizational Brain

Business Analytics E-Learning Courses Developed by SARK7 for Accenture Academy I.  Introduction to Business Analytics FREE ONLINE NOW! ————————————————————— II. Defining the Business Analytics Process Business analytics is a process that transforms data into insights to drive value-creating decisions. It connects organizational problems to data that is analyzed using various methods, software tools, systems, and experts. […]

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Adopting Analytics Culture: 2. Is Change Management Effective? (2 of 7)

June 1, 2013


Change Management

PART 2 OF 7 IN A SERIES ON ADOPTING ANALYTICS CULTURE LINK TO HEADER ARTICLE LINK TO PREVIOUS ARTICLE IN SERIES (1 of 7) 2.  Is change management effective? When organizational change initiatives are undertaken, there is a common assumption that, after some struggling, the firm will improve.  With reorganizations there is often an assumption […]

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