Setting up a Data Science Practice: Analytics Processes

In this third post on setting up a data science practice, I address some of the analytics processes that need to be in place to maximise value from analytics. After more than two decades of practice and development, there are now well- established data analytics frameworks like the Cross Industry Standard Process for Data Mining. … More Setting up a Data Science Practice: Analytics Processes

Setting up a Data Science Practice: People Dimension

In the previous post, we discussed the key principles of setting up a data science practice. In this post, we’ll discuss the people dimension. One should read the below as suggestions, not prescriptions. There is more than one way to set up a data science practice. Critical to the success of a data science practice are … More Setting up a Data Science Practice: People Dimension

Setting up a Data Science Practice: Fundamental Principles

I have been involved in the setup of several data science practices in both industry and government. Here are a few key principles I use in establishing a data science practice. Principle 1: Building a predictive enterprise is, first and foremost, about building a human infrastructure. Many companies mistakenly believe that analytics is primarily about software … More Setting up a Data Science Practice: Fundamental Principles

Pixar on Management

With movies like Toy Story, Up, Finding Nemo, and Wall-E, Pixar has left an indelible mark on the world, enriching our personal lives with characters that speak to us at a deeply emotional level.  With the publication of the book Creativity Inc by Ed Catmull, Pixar now stand a chance to change our professional lives for the better, … More Pixar on Management

Organisational Debts

Organisations with immature delivery capabilities can become debt-laden very quickly. There are many forms these debts can take. We are all familiar with financial debt, which comes primarily from unchecked over-investment. There is also technical debt, which is incurred when organisations take engineering short-cuts to attempt to achieve results faster than what is sustainable. Governance debt … More Organisational Debts