Research

Inquiry Response: Considerations for Rotational Training Programs

By IIA Faculty, Jun 12, 2017

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Inquiry:

We would like to create a rotational training program for our in-house analytics professionals. New hires would rotate through various other business units to gain a broader view of the overall business, while bringing the data science perspective into those units.

Questions:

  • Would a rotational program like this appeal to recent analytics and data science graduates?
  • How does a rotational training program for analytics professionals benefit business?
  • What are some best practices for rolling out a successful rotational training program for analytics professionals?

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Inquiry Response: Migrating to New Data Platforms and Data Sources

By Mark Molau, Jun 07, 2017

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Inquiry:

I’m interested to discuss methods/options for scaling analytics across our highly matrixed organization. We have done a lot of work building out our analytics strategy, but now need to get more tactical. How can we make this transition while maintaining the current systems, building future systems and constructing a bridge between the two?

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Inquiry Response: Tips for Assessing Talent Readiness

By Jenny Schmidt, May 30, 2017

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Inquiry:

How do we assess the readiness of the talent in the organization for our future analytics capability needs?

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Inquiry Response: Galvanizing Enterprise Support for Analytics

By IIA Faculty, May 26, 2017

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Inquiry:

We want to improve our analytics capabilities across the organization, but need better ways to justify continued analytics expansion to the enterprise. What are some ways to begin to get buy-in from leadership for our analytics initiatives?

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Inquiry Response: Scaling Models and Expediting Run Times

By Josh Gray, May 18, 2017

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Inquiry:

An analytics team working with dashboards at the C-suite level would like to know how they could expedite run-time for large scale models—pulled queries into a Spark-type infrastructure.

  • Considering only SQL and dashboard queries, is a single digit response time possible? What can we expect?

  • What should be considered when using data sets that are larger than our in memory for machine learning models?

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Inquiry Response: Criteria for Prioritizing Analytics Projects

By Mark Molau, Apr 26, 2017

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Inquiry:

  • What criteria are other companies using to realize the top priority analytics opportunities across their business unit or enterprise?

  • How are the criteria measured or evaluated?

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Inquiry Response: Advancing Analytics Capabilities

By IIA Faculty, Apr 25, 2017

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Inquiry:

My organization has a hub-and-spoke approach to analytics and my team is one of the satellite business groups whose project proposals are perceived as less-valuable than other proposals with ROI certainty (e.g. sales proposals).

How do other organization’s business units in this position navigate this environment to move their analytics capabilities forward?

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Inquiry Response: Excellence in Analytics Awards

By IIA Faculty, Apr 17, 2017

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Inquiry:

Our organization is interested in designing an Excellence in Analytics Award to complement our existing in-house analytics conference. What are the critical components for designing such a program?

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Inquiry Response: Socializing the Value of Analytics

By IIA Faculty, Apr 14, 2017

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Inquiry:

Our Analytics Catalyst role fosters a culture of analytics and acts as a conduit to deliver measurable and actionable insights from different business groups back to our broader business. We have a strong leadership commitment to analytics, but while senior business leaders might understand the analytics strategy, many leaders of projects or teams throughout the business are disconnected from the strategy or do not use analytics. We are interested in hearing about the successes, difficulties, and cultural hurdles of making analytics a part of the day-to-day of a company.

Questions:

  • How do we accelerate the adoption of analytics though every level of the company and create a fundamentally analytical culture?
  • How do we deliver actionable insights in a seamless way to the broader company?
  • How do we align and structure the analytics functions of different business groups, keeping them connected?

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Inquiry Response: Investing in Exploratory Analytics

By Peter Moore, Mar 30, 2017

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Inquiry:

What are ways we can reallocate resources to invest and focus on exploratory analytics, in addition to the necessary day-to-day analytics activities?

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