As the name suggests, this approach works in the opposite manner of either of the two approaches outlined above. In a bottom-up strategy, individual business lines and workgroups have complete freedom to purchase whatever tools fit their specific needs. They also manage their own data modeling, reporting and analysis. The centralized team must collaborate with these individual decentralized teams, identify valuable analytics content and promote it across the organization.
Every organisation has its own set of requirements. Instead of rigidly applying any one of these strategies, a successful D&A leader must aim for a balanced approach between these three. The ideal way to achieve this is to create a two-tiered model with a centralized team, which collaborates with all the decentralized teams in the organization. The umbrella team must ensure jurisdictions are clear and give all teams the freedom to use their authority but within the ambit of their responsibilities.
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