A PRACTITIONER’S GUIDE TO BUSINESS ANALYTICS: Using Data Analysis Tools to Improve Your Organization’s Decision Making and Strategy: Randy Bartlett: 9780071807593: Amazon.com: Books
Thanks to Randy Bartlett for writing this book published earlier this year.
There is lots of content and practical knowledge for analytics executives to review and absorb, written from the perspective of experience. Especially important is Randy’s frequent references to the business strategists and authors whose foundation wisdom is very much relevant to advanced analytics. Randy quotes business greats Deming, Bennis and others. Their work predates data science science but their frameworks and foundation principles are important for establishing data science as an integral function within the business enterprise.
Though data sciences is not new, it is emerging as a unique business function as fundamental as accounting, finance and information technology. Those functions have deep roots and are accepted as necessary value-chain activities. Data science differs from these business functions in important ways that make its growth much more challenging and exciting.
If you are shaping your future career as an analytic executive, save yourself some cycles by reading this book and thinking through its application to your work.