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Blog Posts: Strategy

I’ve just finished interviewing a large group of chief data (and analytics in most cases) officers for a report I’ll have more to say about in a month or so. But one result really struck me, and it has a…

Data products are all the rage these days. At times, there are trends that are more hype than reality. The trend toward data products is not one of them. This blog will discuss what data products are, why they are…

“Data-driven” is such a passive phrase. Who the driver is matters a great deal. When you think about data science, the image of models, algorithms, and statistical methods comes to mind. So, why, then, when you mention data science in…

In a previous post, I described the importance of developing an analytics and AI strategy, and some aspects of the process by which a strategy can be developed. In this post, the focus is on the specific components of the…

Analytics and AI are booming in organizations, but many companies are not yet getting strategic value from their projects and investments. Many projects are not deployed into production. Analytics and AI initiatives may not be targeted at important business problems…

When it comes to scaling analytics at a large organization, a lot of focus has been placed historically on successfully creating clean, consistent data that feeds well-defined, consistent analytical processes. This focus was necessary and valuable. However, as data governance…

Vendors of software and software-based online services have long employed a product focus with their offerings. They seek to discover what customers want in the products before they build them. They have product managers to oversee the process of product…

Members of the Analytics Leadership Consortium (ALC) come together every quarter to share and discuss some of their most pressing topics in analytics. Our highlighted topics from discussions this spring include Remote Work, Job Family Modernization, Managing Complexity, Scaling, and…

Each year, the International Institute for Analytics ends the year with a look at the latest analytics trends and the most pressing analytics challenges currently facing organizations. Each year’s predictions are based upon our day-to-day work supporting and advising a…