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Strategy & Thought Leadership

Creating An Analytics Community Of Practice

A Community of Practice (CoP) enables individuals to come together to work towards a common goal. Here are just a few reasons a CoP is worth considering: To improve analytics activities within an organization by tapping into the energy and passion of individuals around topics,…

A Framework For Establishing A Self-Service Program

To enable the change in demand -side mindset, IIA recommends leveraging a framework focused on what we believe are the four elements you will need to address to find success with self -service initiatives: Surface Assumptions, Segment Audience, Incentives for Initiatives, and Identify Analytics Demand.…

Prioritizing Analytics Efforts: A Framework

Analytics resources are scarce and the demands on those resources are ever increasing, so it’s critical to have a clear, transparent, and intentional method to source and execute the analytics projects that will secure business value and, as result, meet or exceed the expectations of…

Creating A Data Strategy

The growth of data itself, and more importantly the growth in the demand for better decision-making with data, means that a comprehensive data strategy is no longer a nice to have. You need a data strategy. It needs to address questions about how to improve…

Analytics Application Lifecycle Framework

An analytical application combines data and computationally-intensive logic – coded by machines or people – to produce a mechanism for predicting future states, or prescribing actions in the present, that are demonstrably valuable to a business beneficiary. An analytical application lifecycle model is a framework…

Six Organizing Models for Analytics Teams

Companies that think strategically about analytics achieve the biggest impact from analytics. It takes a lot more than technology and talent to make analytics work. For analytics programs to thrive and make a positive difference within your organization, it is essential to structure your analytics…

Analytics 4.0

Building on its predecessor, Analytics 4.0 marks a point when organizational culture allows for the embedding of finished-product advanced analytics into decision flows and operational business processes. IIA sees Analytics 4.0 – automated, embedded analytics – as a crucial phase in the evolution of advanced…

2021 Analytics Predictions & Priorities

We are pleased that our annual Predictions and Priority research brief and the associated webinar have become among IIA’s most popular pieces of content of the year. This year, we’re once again augmenting each of our predictions with a specific priority for leaders to focus…

Ideal Analytics Organization

By Doug Hague Excerpt: ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE To set the stage, the analytics organizational structure being presented below pertains to an analytics organization between 60 and 120 people; this is the size that seems to be a sweet spot for an effective and efficient team (large…