The Core Tenets of Building a Data-Driven Organization

The Core Tenets of Building a Data-Driven Organization

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These days, it seems like everyone is trying to build a more data driven organization.  Unfortunately, Gartner research suggests that over 50% of data projects are unsuccessful.  What can you do to learn from others, and make sure your efforts push your organization in the right direction?

BIG BANG DOESN’T WORK

Analytics are agile by nature- questions and needs change over time, making an iterative implementation of the analytics program paramount. The user community sees value sooner, and can help inform the future direction and expansion of analytics.

ANALYTICS HAS TO BE CENTERED ON ANSWERING QUESTIONS

This isn’t “The Field of Dreams”; if you build it they won’t come.  Your business has to be asking questions, and an analytics program’s goal is to support answering those questions.

BEING DATA DRIVEN IS A CULTURAL PROBLEM, NOT A TECHNOLOGY ONE

People don’t start making better decisions simply because they have better technology. A culture has to be created to use data, and a community developed that is dedicated to the practice of using information to make decisions.

AGILITY IS KEY TO SUCCESS & ADOPTION

“The CFO needs an answer tomorrow”. It’s important to develop a platform that can answer these types of questions, in addition to the more formal, regular reporting needs.  Agile information and decision making will drive a successful organization, as well as high use of information technology.

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