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Blog Posts: Methods & Practices

If you’re struggling to solve human problems with data, the mindset of your analytics org may be the problem. If your team is highly technical, "soft skill" stuff probably feels like BS. Users are mostly in the way of getting…
It is natural to get excited about the prospect of building and deploying an interesting and high impact new data science process. Unfortunately, you have to also put effort into some less exciting aspects of such an endeavor. One item…

This is the fourth piece in a blog series entitled: “Closing the Growing Gap in Analytics Capability and Effective Use” and this post focuses on how a Centralized analytics organizational model actually increases this gap and reduces the development of…

I had the opportunity to attend the 2021 Women In Analytics conference on February 10-11 and was excited to connect with a fantastic community of women that are doing some pretty impressive things in data and analytics. Similar to other…
THE THIRD IN A BLOG SERIES: “CLOSING THE GROWING GAP IN ANALYTICS CAPABILITY AND EFFECTIVE USE” Business Leaders Bear Some Responsibility for Gap In the previous blog in this series, I encouraged analytics leaders to accept their obligation to bring…
The role of Citizen Data Scientist has been showing rapid growth, though not without some controversy. Many people are concerned that democratizing data science is about giving people capabilities way beyond what they are ready to handle and, therefore, ensuring…
It’s still early days for artificial intelligence (AI) in the enterprise, and if you have some responsibility for analytics and/or AI within your company, you may be wondering just how hard you should push for the technology. Dip a toe…
The vast majority of people building analytics and data science processes have every intention of being good and ethical. As a result, most potentially unethical and evil processes arise in situations where that wasn’t the intention. The problem is typically…
Not long ago, the role of Data Scientist was what most companies wanted to discuss with me in terms of roles they needed to understand and add to their organizations. Then, the role of Data Engineer became a big topic…