business analytics

Great New Case Study – Bringing Clarity to Data Science and Analytic Projects

We have been helping several organizations improve their analytic and data science projects. Like many users of analytics, these organizations find that their analytic teams often lack a clear understanding of the business problem, resulting in projects that lose their way or produce analytic  models that don’t get operationalized, deployed or used. We have helped […]

Analytics Teams: Before You Deploy

As I discussed in my earlier post, analytics or data science teams know that two key challenges for analytics projects are making sure you solve the real business problem (framing the problem) and making sure you can operationalize the result (deployment).  In this second post I am going to talk about deployment.

Analytics Teams: Before You Model

Experienced analytics or data science teams know that two key challenges for analytics projects are making sure you solve the real business problem (framing the problem) and making sure you can operationalize the result(deployment).  In this post I am going to talk about framing the problem and I’ll follow-up with another on deployment.

One of the best ways to think about framing is to consider the questions the analytic team should get answers to before they start building a model:

Live Event: A New Approach to Defining BI Requirements

July 2, 2015, 6:30 pm Microsoft Campus, Mountain View, CA I am speaking on A New Approach to Defining BI Requirements at the Bay Area Microsoft BI User Group on July 2nd I will introduce the core concepts of DMN and show how it can be used to drive more effective requirements for BI, dashboard, and analytic projects.  You’ll […]

Case Study UMUC – Decision Modeling for Predictive Analytic Projects – Predictive Analytics World SF 2015

Professor Steve Knode of the University of Maryland University College (UMUC) and I presented a case study at Predictive Analytics World in San Francisco on “Decision Modeling for Predictive Analytic Projects”.  The presentation is now available on slideshare: Case Study UMUC – Decision Modeling for Predictive Analytic Projects – Predictive Analytics World SF 2015 from Decision […]

A New Approach to Defining BI Requirements – PASS Business Analytics 2015

I am speaking at PASS Business Analytics 2015, April 20-22 in Santa Clara CA, on A New Approach to Defining BI Requirements: Most organizations lack an approach that lets them specify their requirements for BI or for analytics more broadly. Their ability to find opportunities for, and successfully use, more advanced analytics is limited. In […]

Predictive Analytics World: Decision Modeling for Predictive Analytic Projects

Steve Knode of the University of Maryland University College (UMUC) and I will be talking about how you can use Decision Modeling to specify requirements for predictive analytic projects at 2:40pm on March 31, 2015 Establishing a shared understanding of the business problem across business, IT and analytics teams is critical for successful predictive analytics projects. Recently […]

Presentation and Webcast: Decision Modeling for Decision-Led Analytics

If you missed last week’s webinar, Decision Modeling for Decision-Led Analytics, the presentation and webcast are now available. The webinar covered how to get started quickly with decision modeling for success with selecting and adopting analytic capabilities for your organization. Organizations today are turning to analytic capabilities to drive decision-making. But with the different types […]

Webinar: DecisionsFirst Modeler Tutorial Walkthrough and Live Q&A

Friday, March 13, 2015 12:30 pm PST, 3:30 pm EST Free Registration Here. Signup for a walkthrough of our free DecisionsFirst Modeler Tutorial. The tutorial covers every step in creating a first decision requirements model – from decisions to objectives, application context to decision requirements diagrams. The tutorial will also show you how to use the […]

Upcoming Webinar: Decision Modeling for Decision Led Analytics

Learn how to get started quickly with decision modeling for success with selecting and adopting analytic capabilities for your organization. February 19, 2015 9:00 am PST, 12:00 pm EST Free Registration Organizations today are turning to analytic capabilities to drive decision-making. But with the different types of decisions that need to be made, multiplied by […]