Business analysts and their enablers are a fascinating bunch, to generalize extravagantly. In your first two minutes with one, you might recognize the tiny sparks of brilliance on an otherwise ordinary appearance. Keep watching, and you might see those sparks ignite nearby fuel.… Read more...
Line-of-business analysts are advancing on IT’s old territory. Five thoughts on what it means for both parties. Read it here.
See my latest column in BI This Week (TDWI), “6 Conditions for the Rise of Business Analysts.”
As they rise, analysts may end up ruining the neighborhood for both IT and business people.
What’s the hardest part of training a new data analyst? Resetting the trainee’s mindset.
“They start out with the idea that there’s a right answer,” says Joe Mako.
Joe’s leaving his job — where about one year ago he began analyzing data — to go work for the producer of Lyza.… Read more...
Most of those versatile researchers of the data-driven world — the business analysts, creative analysts, or even cowboy analysts — probably run on a different schedule from their managers. Paul Graham’s latest essay compares “manager’s schedule” and “maker’s schedule.”
I’m no analyst, just a writer.… Read more...