In my last blog I talked about the importance of understanding what level of maturity your analytics practice is at.
Today I want to look at the different skillsets found at different levels of analytics departments to help you understand where your team is.
I have broken it down into 6 different levels as below but ahead of that, it’s worth remembering that in order for you to develop a great team it is vital that the team have transparency in terms of progressing their careers and the core skills they would need to master to get there.
As you can see from the above chart, as you move through each level we move from individuals who have basic programming and Excel skills, to those who are objective driven and specialist operators understanding the importance of why and how the objective benefits the business.
Eventually, having good operators isn’t enough. You also need analysts who are good stakeholder managers, who champion analytics values and are capable of multi project management. Clearly having the skill sets is critical, but skills alone won’t make enough difference.
In order to develop such a team you also need a strong leader or leadership team who understand the value data that can bring in supporting the business strategy and an analytics lead who has the ability to influence at senior levels.
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Brendan launched Blue Label Consulting in 2011 to help businesses solve their data related business challenges.