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Improving Analytics Measurement Part 4 of 5 – Results

By Robert Morison, Dec 18, 2017

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The Results question is: Are the analytics outputs being put to good use and creating value for the enterprise? This is the most challenging measurement question to answer, and it’s naturally the question of greatest direct interest to the business.

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Improving Analytics Measurement: Part 3 of 5 – Performance

By Robert Morison, Dec 14, 2017

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Analytics Intent poses the question, “Are we working on the right things?” Analytics Performance follows up with the question, “Are we doing those things well?” Are the analytics organization and its business partners performing the work of analytics efficiently and effectively? Are projects being executed as planned, and are everyday services being provided reliably?

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Inquiry Response: Thoughts on a Bottom-up, Change Management Approach

By Jenny Schmidt, Dec 11, 2017

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Inquiry:

Now that we have our EDW technology in place, my group’s challenge is developing analytics talent across the enterprise. How can we do this in a way that gets us to where we need to be without increasing resistance from the business?

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2018 Analytics Predictions and Priorities

By Bill Franks, Thomas H. Davenport, Robert Morison, Dec 07, 2017

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Each year, the International Institute for Analytics takes time to focus on the latest analytics trends and the most pressing analytics challenges currently facing organizations. We gather the basis for our predictions from our day-to-day work supporting and advising analytics leaders and programs. Our insights arise from the breadth of expertise and cross-industry perspectives we receive every day from our clients, partners, and members of the IIA expert network. This is our 8th annual look forward into the upcoming year.

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Improving Analytics Measurement  Part 2 of 5 – Intent

By Robert Morison, Dec 06, 2017

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Across the four categories of measurement, our survey respondents (by a slight margin) rate themselves best at measuring analytics Intent: “Are we working on the right things – the things that will make a difference to the enterprise?” Answering the question entails formulating and evaluating activities at two levels.

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Inquiry Response: Planning to Standardize Metrics Across the Enterprise

By Mark Molau, Dec 04, 2017

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Inquiry:

We’re moving to establish standardized metrics across our business units and divisions. What’s important to consider as we begin this transition? How can we socialize what we create and encourage adoption?

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Inquiry Response: Growing Data Driven Decision-Making as a Core Competency

By IIA Faculty, Nov 27, 2017

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Inquiry:

I’m involved in a long term project to make data driven decision-making a core business competency and are planning a champion network. We have a federated structure that will give autonomy to the business units, and we’ll also have a center of excellence. What advice can you offer us as we move forward?

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Improving Analytics Measurement: Part 1 of 5 – Overview

By Robert Morison, Nov 27, 2017

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One of the continual challenges for analytics leaders is measuring the work of their analytics groups and communicating the results to business leaders. Sound measurement and transparency form the foundation for strong working relationships, adequate funding of analytics, and trust in the analytics organization. The work of analytics organizations – or any groups chartered to improve enterprise performance by adding capability and introducing change – can be assessed comprehensively through four questions.

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Strata Data Conference 2017

By David Alles, Nov 16, 2017

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Nothing reflects today’s rapid pace of change like the mainstreaming of Artificial Intelligence (AI). IIA launched its expanded coverage of technical conferences with last year’s Strata + Hadoop World 2016 in New York City. The central theme of this Strata event was the 10-year anniversary of Hadoop and Big Data’s coming of age. In the span of twelve short months, AI has gone from a minor conference subplot to the dominant theme and is now the leading keynote and breakout session topic.

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Putting Unexpected Results to Work at Sanford Health

By Robert Morison, Nov 08, 2017

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An initiative in predictive analytics at Sanford Health yielded unexpected results and valuable lessons learned. A perennial challenge for health care providers is recognizing and anticipating which patients are incurring the greatest effort and expense. Some studies have suggested that as much as 80 percent of total health care spent is on only 20 percent of patients. With the migration to population health, where providers aim to improve quality while decreasing costs, high-utilization patients have become a focus for health systems.

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