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Managing and Growing an Analytics Team

Nothing is as powerful as an idea whose time has come.

—Victor Hugo

After completing the previous chapter, you now have a good idea of what it takes to build a high-performing advanced analytics and AI team. It is obvious that after building the team, you also need to begin to manage the team to build team cohesion, connect the analytics team with stakeholders in the organization, and to begin the journey of delivering operational improvements through data and analytics.

In this chapter, we will examine the hiring process, the varying types of talent that you should consider adding to your team, the organizational dynamics of building a team, stakeholder management, and a number of other aspects that ...

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