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Secrets of Analytical Leaders by Wayne Eckerson

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CHAPTER 8

WHAT IS AN ANALYST AND WHERE DO YOU FIND THEM?

It's impossible to do analytics without analysts. That's obvious. But there is a lot of confusion about what an analyst is and does. As Darren Taylor points out, human resources departments often indiscriminately assign the title “analyst” to many positions that span both the business and IT departments. Even the analytical leaders profiled in this book use the title “analyst” to describe a number of different roles and positions. As an industry, we need to crystallize the definition of analyst so that organizations better understand the people resources required to deliver effective analytical solutions.

So, I'm going to put a proverbial stake in the ground. Based on my research, there ...

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