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China Summary Translation: 'Organizing for Big Data Through Better Process and Governance'

Published: 06 June 2016

ID: G00303373

Analyst(s): Vincent Fu, Frank Buytendijk


With big data past the Peak of Inflated Expectations on the Hype Cycle, organizations are addressing next-level challenges and asking, "How do we organize for big data?" Here, we advise analytics and information leaders to move from conducting experiments to planning for production.

Table Of Contents



Organizing for Big Data Through Better Process and Governance

  • Key Challenges
  • Recommendations



  • Think of Organizing for Big Data as Creating the Right Process, Before You Think of It as a Department
    • Step 1: Collect Ideas
    • Step 2: Conduct Experiments
    • Step 3: Diligence and Validation
    • Step 4: Implement the Solution
  • Treat Big Data Exploration as a Separate Capability, Starting It in a Separate Team
  • Build a Data Scientist Skill Set Comprising Quantitative, Technical and Business Skills
  • Fund Big Data Initiatives as Innovation Costs, and Not Only by Business Case
  • Apply Agile Information Governance
    • Professional
    • Process
    • Technical

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