Part 2 of our series on Agile Working for data, analytics & insight teams. Recommending 6 common practices and 4 drivers of teams that succeed with Agile.
As we continue our month focussed on lessons learnt by leaders, from experience, I’ve found 3 reasons to read more widely. Thanks for guest bloggers, Tony Boobier & Annette Franz who has already shared their lessons learnt. In addition to that, you’ve had opportunity to hear about the experience of Norma Dove-Edwin, Martin Squires and Jason Bartram in our audio interviews. More of them to come this year. Having already.. Read More
As a break from our focus on books, I want to return to the topic of Data Science collaboration between universities & businesses. When it works well, it can make such a difference to both students’ development & business talent pipelines. In many ways the topics are not disconnected. Books, like collaboration between universities & businesses, are conduits to learning & mutual understanding. To be strategic, analytics leaders need to think about.. Read More
Today, we are launching a new feature for this blog, audio interviews with Customer Insight Leaders. I am delighted, to kick-off this new addition, with the help of Norma Dove-Edwin. She is the CDIO (more about that title in our interview) of Places for People Group. In this interview we discuss job titles, the role of a CDO (or CDIO), GDPR and her experience of achieving compliance. Following on from.. Read More
Listening to a Digital UX Design leader this week, I was struck by how much Insight teams can learn from Design teams. I had the privilege of speaking at a Marcus Evans conference on West India Quay in London. “Optimise User Experience and Digital Design to Increase Customer Centricity for Financial Institutions“. That must be the (crazily) longest event name I’ve ever attended! Anyway, before I shared on softer skills,.. Read More
Once your analysts have a clear business question to answer, do they start new analysis each time, potentially ‘reinventing the wheel‘? After creating or leading data & analytics teams for many years, I began to notice this pattern of behaviour. What we seemed to lack was a consistent knowledge management solution or ‘corporate memory‘ that could easily spot what should be remembered. Funnily enough, as became convinced of the need for ‘holistic customer.. Read More
This week I had the opportunity to speak at the CIM’s “Marketing Analytics & Creative Conference“ in Cardiff. #CIMSmartArt proved to be a great event. Expertly chaired by Sameer Rahman, it focussed on the challenge: Is data killing creative? In a room with a mixture of data-led and more design/creative focussed marketers, 4 speakers had opportunity to share their experience. The result was an encouraging conclusion. That both better use.. Read More