The Six Pillars of Analytics

I’ve spent  20 years in the trenches, helping teams create analytics.  In that time I’ve identified the following six key elements that must be in place to have a healthy analytics program.

Source Data

Can your source data be trusted? How can you be sure?

ETL

80% of time, effort and cost of most analytics projects are spent on ETL.

Database

The database is the foundation of your analytics department.

Analyitcs

Data without analyisis is a wasted asset. Analyitcs without action is wasted effort.

Team

Poor team fit or the wrong skills will cripple your analytics program.

Culture

Without a data driven culture from the front line through the C Suite your analytics program will fail.