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Blog Posts by Bill Franks

With the difficulty in recruiting today, especially within the analytics and data science space, you need every advantage that you can get. As a result, focusing candidates on a mission-driven opportunity rather than on a task-focused job is an…

You’re interviewing for a job in data science: maybe it’s your first job or maybe it’s a Chief Analytics Officer role. One struggle people have is when to talk salary with the employer. Certainly, this issue isn’t unique to data…

The need to upskill the data and analytics capabilities of both your analytics community and the broader business and operational communities is widely recognized. It is also difficult to determine exactly who should learn what and how to best teach…

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…

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…

It’s no secret that one COVID trend that will remain is that of at least partial remote work arrangements for many professionals. In recent months, there has been a push for employees, including analytics and data science teams, to come…

Delivering an effective data-driven presentation to a live audience isn’t the same as discussing technical details with peers or compiling a written document. This is especially true when, as is often the case, the presentation is for a largely nontechnical…

Every large company wants and needs scalable analytics. That’s always been the case. It’s also always been the case that it is a mighty struggle to achieve the scale required. As new technologies and performance enhancements become available, the volume…

Governance of data and related analytical processes isn’t something that most people get excited about. In fact, many people dread the idea of working under – or even discussing – formal governance policies. However, with some slight changes in thinking…