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Create a Hybrid Centralized and Decentralized Data and Analytics Organizational Model

Published: 30 January 2020

ID: G00464927

Analyst(s): Jorgen Heizenberg , Kurt Schlegel , Frank Buytendijk , Austin Kronz


The optimal organizational model for data and analytics requires balancing centralized and decentralized teams that collaborate within lines of business. Data and analytics leaders must take one of several possible approaches to strike the ideal balance.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Create a Distributed Hybrid Organizational Model for D&A
    • Top-Down Approach
    • Divide-and-Conquer Approach
    • Bottom-Up Approach
  • Empower Local Teams
  • Communicate D&A Governance and Decision Rights

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