Gartner Research

How to Balance Control and Agility in Your Self-Service Analytics

Published: 20 March 2019

ID: G00374093

Analyst(s): Cindi Howson, Kurt Schlegel, Austin Kronz

Summary

Self-service analytics has become a reality as modern analytics and BI tools are now widely adopted, but organizations struggle to deliver in a way that satisfies both IT and the business. Data and analytics leaders can avoid chaos and increase efficiency by balancing control and agility.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Analysis

  • Determine the Appropriate Permissions, Access Rights and Privileges for Various Self-Service Users
  • Formalize and Communicate Your Approach to Self-Service Content Creation by Designing a Model Inspired by Well-Established Agile Methodologies
  • Embrace a Self-Service Analytics Content Development Life Cycle Approach by Creating Simple Process Flows With Clear Decision Points

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