When working in the areas of data and analytics, I have found it consistently helpful over many years to organize activity into one of six components of data-driven decision making; Data, Analysis, Insight, Decision Feedback, Measurement. #3DM6.
Seems too simple and logical to be helpful yet the benefits are significant when ensuring components are present and connected is taken seriously. Combining that framework with the principle of keeping logic visible and working towards a state of continual improvement will help build a data culture that is collaborative, agile, innovative and connected to business value. It will help customers, consumers, and suppliers of data and analytics services to:
- recognize opportunities
- build the business case
- scope the project
- monitor implementation
All that will get you to value from your data sooner with less waste and lower risk.
It could be especially helpful to a C Suite who would like to create that elusive data-driven culture.
Managers who are responsible for delivering value beyond technology, solution architects, project managers, statisticians, data scientists etc. could all benefit.
That was a lot of claims that I would appreciate the chance to discuss and defend. #3DM6.