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Enterprise Analytics: Optimize Performance, Process, and Decisions Through Big Data by Thomas H. Davenport

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11. Organizing Analysts

Robert F. Morison and Thomas H. Davenport

One of the most common questions we hear when discussing organizations’ analytical efforts is “How should we best organize our analysts?” It’s a common question arising from a common situation: Analysts and analytics projects are scattered across the organization. That’s how companies get started with analytics—here and there as pockets of interest arise. However, when an organization starts to get serious about analytics, it has to adopt an enterprise perspective to develop analysts effectively and deploy them where they create the greatest business value. Those pockets of analytics need to be coordinated, consolidated, or centralized.

Why Organization Matters

The trend is clearly ...

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