If you are developing your business unit for ‘industrial’ scale, you will want to create an analytics business architecture. It is primarily a way to communicate scope, plans, strategy, milestones etc. around the many aspects of advanced analytics that you should be addressing as you mature the unit. This is a visual of the planning boxes that make up the current and future state of advanced analytics for your company. It will also be a way to establish roles and responsibilities inside your business unit as it grows.
What is it? It’s a diagram, on a single page that links ‘buckets’ of functions into a coherent and compelling picture. In the spirit of open source, the category list of this blog represents a business architecture. It’s a fully elaborated business unit thought process for parts of this science that need your attention and a way to educate others for activities outside of models and algorithms.
I invite you to elaborate on my version. This science is changing and growing significantly. As such, what you need to plan for will change over time and be dynamically reshaped.