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Communication used to be taught as a one-way information transmission: you crafted your message, delivered it to the recipients, and assumed they interpreted it as intended. I suspect many readers have been part of endless email threads or Slack discussions…

I’ve written about and given much thought to ethics and its relationship to analytics and data science. I even worked with O’Reilly Media to compile a book on the topic in 2020. However, ethics remains a concern today; one reason…

If you are familiar with my articles, you know I’m a big advocate for stakeholder management skills. I’m a true believer that a good data scientist should not only be an effective implementer of stakeholders’ data vision, but also a…

In 2018, IIA published a client-only research brief titled “Organizing Analytics.” The piece begins with how far analytics has come in recent years – the ubiquity of “big data,” the demand for data science talent, analytics in the cloud –…

Scrum Guide: “Scrum is a lightweight framework that helps people, teams and organizations generate value through adaptive solutions for complex problems.” Scrum has been super for many years. I’m amazed by its success in marketing; it’s like the Kardashians of…

The relevance of a Chief Data Officer and their organization relies heavily on how that organization views its data. If data is a ‘by-product’ of process and systems, then the CDO organization will only be another function that just adds…

The L of DELTA The 2010 classic Analytics at Work introduced the DELTA framework to the world. For many of us devotees, DELTA is the acronym we still have scribbled on the inside front cover of our work notebooks as…

I recently hosted a private event put on by Amazon Web Services for CDOs and CAOs. I interviewed Jeff Carter, a former Teradata executive and colleague who has been at Amazon for several years now in various senior leadership roles,…

Lately I’ve had a lot of conversations with clients about the intersection of ethics and analytics. I’ve also been presenting on the topic at a number of conferences. The interest in ethics has exploded recently, driven in large part by…