Concern about getting business value from technical capability has not gone away during 35 years I spent as a customer and supplier of data and analytics services. Surveys from Forrester, Gartner, and McKinsey consistently describe companies struggling to turn data, or “Big Data,” AI or Data Science into action. I continue to read of frustration from statisticians, technicians, and governance professionals as well as business customers and sponsors.
I have decided to offer solutions I used over the years in hopes of being helpful and reducing my level of annoyance that so many issues are still there. My approach is to keep solutions simple but comprehensive, and systemic, always looking for the 80% value from 20% effort, while remaining aware there is danger in oversimplifying.
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