12. Organizing Analytics Teams

Overview

Determining how to most effectively organize your analytics team involves several considerations. As with any other organizational structure, the team’s organization can change over time based on business goals, changing business requirements, and the analytics adoption within the organization.

Centralized versus Decentralized Analytics Team

Creating the right organizational structure for your analytics talent is key to the ongoing success, impact, and retention of your analytics team. The organizational structure will change over time as the team and business grow and change. But one of the first considerations is whether to centralize or decentralize the analytics team.

Centralizing the team allows ...

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